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Poor Ebenezer Scrooge!
Yes, it's that time of year again when I subject myself to waves of abuse by actually defending Charles Dickens' "villain" in A Christmas Carol...


The Civil War This Week: Dec 15-21, 1864
The Confederate Army of Tennessee was effectively knocked out of the war, and Sherman's "March to the Sea" led him to Savannah...


The Fateful Nashville Campaign
Following his horrific defeat at Franklin, John Bell Hood moved his Confederate army forward in a desperate attempt to destroy the Federals at Nashville...


Nullifying the Fugitive Slave Act
Before the Civil War, northern states defied the federal government by refusing to help enforce one of the most repugnant laws ever enacted in U.S. history...


The Civil War This Week: Dec 8-14, 1864
Grant threatened to remove a top commander, and Sherman captured Fort McAllister in his quest to conquer Savannah on the Atlantic Coast...


Lincoln's 1864 Message to Congress
With the Confederacy on the verge of defeat, Lincoln's annual message mainly focused on winning the war and restoring the southern states to the Union...


Letter from Pvt. Andrew Moon, 104th Ohio Volunteers
Written from Nashville on 4 Dec 1864...


Saturday, December 3, 1864. Peace.
Article originally published in Harper's Weekly on 3 Dec 1864: "THE air is full of rumors of peace..."


The Civil War This Week: Dec 1-7, 1864
Federals gathered defenses at Nashville, Lincoln delivered his annual message, and Sherman inched closer to Savannah...


The Battle of Franklin
John Bell Hood's Confederates sought to wedge themselves between the two Federal armies at Pulaski and Nashville in Tennessee...


The Failure of the "Great" Compromise
The political compromise over land acquired from Mexico only made sectional differences worse and paved the way to war...





This site features the work of Walter Coffey, an author who has written several works of historical fiction and non-fiction, mostly involving the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. Much of the information on this site won't be found in mainstream history books because it is written from the founders' perspective of less government and more freedom. 

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Articles pertaining to American history from the founders' perspective of less government and more liberty

The Year-by-Year History of American Liberty
A comprehensive digest of events in American history (1770-2013) presented from the founders' perspective...

The Year-by-Year History of the Civil War
A comprehensive digest of events related to the Civil War (1848-1877) from the founders' perspective...

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