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The Civil War This Week: Nov 10-16, 1864
Federals under General Sherman burned Atlanta and began their "March to the Sea"...

Gagging the First Amendment
In the 1830s, Congress imposed a "gag rule" forbidding people from expressing their freedom by petitioning for abolishing slavery...

The Civil War This Week: Nov 3-9, 1864
Confederates harassed Federals in Tennessee, and Abraham Lincoln won reelection...

The Republic of Texas
An army of Texans under General Sam Houston routed the Mexican Army at San Jacinto, which culminated a movement for Texas independence from Mexico...

The Civil War This Week: October 27-Nov 2, 1864
A battle erupted outside Petersburg, the last Confederate ironclad was sunk, and Confederates harassed Federal shipping on the Tennessee River...

Censuring Andrew Jackson
Jackson became the first and only president to be censured by the Senate. The censure involved the battle between Jackson and Congress over central banking...

The Civil War This Week: October 20-26, 1864
The Confederate invasion of Missouri was stopped at Westport, and President Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November as a day of "thanksgiving..."

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. 

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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