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THE CIVIL WAR
(from CivilWarMonths.com):

Johnston Returns to Duty
25 Feb 1865 - General Joseph E. Johnston reluctantly assumed command of all Confederate troops in Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, and the Army of Tennessee...


The War This Week: Feb 23-Mar 1, 1865
Johnston was recalled to command Confederates as Federals continued their invasion of North Carolina...


The Thirteenth Amendment
23 Feb 1865 - Minnesota became the 15th state to ratify the constitutional amendment permanently abolishing slavery...


The Fall of Wilmington
22 Feb 1865 - Federals under John Schofield captured Wilmington, the last major Confederate port city...


Black Confederate Soldiers
20 Feb 1865 - The Confederate House of Representatives approved a measure allowing for the recruitment of slaves into the military...


The Fall of Charleston
18 Feb 1865 - City officials surrendered Charleston, South Carolina to Federal forces this morning...


The War This Week: Feb 16-22, 1865
The Confederacy lost three major cities to conquest and desperately turned to recruiting slaves as soldiers; J.E. Johnston returned to Confederate command...


The Fall of Columbia
16 Feb 1865 - Federals approached the South Carolina capital from the other bank of the Congaree River...


Black Laws in Illinois
Article originally published in Harper's Weekly on 11 Feb 1865, courtesy of sonofthesouth.net...


Lee Becomes General-in-Chief
11 Feb 1865 - Robert E. Lee issued his first order as the new general-in-chief of the Confederacy...


Fallout from Hampton Roads
10 Feb 1865 - President Lincoln submitted a report to Congress detailing the proceedings at the Hampton Roads conference of Feb 3...


The Civil War This Week: Feb 9-15, 1865
Confederates spoke out against the Federal terms at the Hampton Roads conference and urged Robert E. Lee to reinstate Joseph E. Johnston; Federals advanced within striking distance of Columbia...



AMERICAN HISTORY
(from WalterCoffey.WordPress.com):

Grover Cleveland and Individual Liberty
Many of President Cleveland's accomplishments advanced the cause of limited government and personal freedom...


Excluding the Chinese from America
In the 1880s, the U.S. government took the unprecedented step of excluding Chinese people from entering the country...


The Garfield Assassination
The politically motivated shooting of President James A. Garfield in 1881 paved the way for much-needed government reform...



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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 (1860-1865) from the founders' perspective...

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