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The Civil War This Week: Jan 26-Feb 1, 1865
The U.S. House approved an amendment abolishing slavery, and Confederate peace envoys entered U.S. lines to discuss a possible end to the war...


The Confederate General-in-Chief
Jefferson Davis signed a bill into law providing for a Confederate general-in-chief for all armies...


The Lincoln-Douglas Debates
In 1858, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas staged seven historic debates over the issues of the day as they competed for a U.S. Senate seat...


Hood Resigns
Jefferson Davis accepted the resignation of John Bell Hood as commander of the Confederate Army of Tennessee...


Sherman's Carolinas Campaign
William T. Sherman left Savannah to join his Federals north to invade South Carolina...


The Civil War This Week: Jan 19-25, 1865
The Confederacy created a general-in-chief post, Jefferson Davis appointed envoys to a peace commission, and William Sherman began his advance into the Carolinas...


Honoring Lieutenant Commander Edward Lea
Walter had the recent honor of participating in a ceremony commemmorating the Battle of Galveston and Federal Commander Lea...


The Infamous Dred Scott Ruling
In 1857, the Supreme Court rendered one of the most controversial and repugnant decisions in American history by ruling that slaves were property, not human beings...


The Blair Peace Initiative
Prominent statesman Francis P. Blair, Sr. conferred with both Presidents Davis and Lincoln to try bringing them together to discuss ending the war...


Attack in the Senate Chamber
In 1856, a southern congressman beat Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner with a cane for delivering a highly inflammatory speech. Reaction to this attack reflected the deep divisions between North and South...


The Civil War This Week: Jan 12-18, 1865
Federals captured Fort Fisher, Sherman ordered abandoned lands redistributed to former slaves, and John Bell Hood resigned from commanding the shattered Confederate Army of Tennessee...




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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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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