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Historic Figures and their historic deeds
Historic Figures and their historic deeds

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John Singleton Mosby was “The Gray Ghost”; Benjamin Butler was “Beast Butler”; Jeb Stuart was called “Beauty” at West Point. The Civil War was full of individuals with colorful nicknames beyond other well-known ones, such as “Stonewall” Jackson. To read more about them, visit the blog at: http://www.civilwarprofiles.com/more-civil-war-nicknames/
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The wounded artilleryman of the Louisiana State Monument at Gettysburg looks east from Seminary Ridge.
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In June 1865, a treason indictment for Lee was handed down in a U.S. District Court. Grant considered the indictment a violation of the Appomattox surrender terms. President Andrew Johnson disagreed and was prepared to see the trial through; until Grant threatened to resign his commission if Lee went to trial. With that, the proceedings were dropped and Grant prevented Lee and his officers from standing trial for treason.

More on the blog: http://www.civilwarprofiles.com/grant-protects-lee-from-treason-trial/
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Happy Birthday, Old Jack. 
Stonewall Jackson born January 21, 1824
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In December 1862, Stonewall Jackson hosted a Christmas dinner at Moss Neck for Generals Robert E. Lee and J.E.B. Stuart, along with select members of their staffs. The highlight of the evening was Stuart’s repeated teasing of Jackson over such things as the décor, the food, and Jackson serving wine with dinner. 

For further details, read the blog post at: http://www.civilwarprofiles.com/christmas-at-moss-neck-with-stonewall-jackson/
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Monument to the Confederate Dead in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia. Completed in 1869, the ninety-foot tall pyramid is constructed of granite blocks quarried from the James River.
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Dr. S. Weir Mitchell was a contract surgeon for the U.S. Army who specialized in neurological disorders. He originated the term "phantom limb syndrome" to describe the sensations some amputees feel of having a still intact limb.

To read more, go to the blog: http://www.civilwarprofiles.com/the-phantom-limbs-of-george-dedlow/
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Thanks to @oldtomfool for directing me to this song. 

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Southern nationalist, Edmund Ruffin, committed suicide on June 17, 1865 after becoming despondent over the defeat of the Confederacy.  His final journal entry on that day proclaimed his “unmitigated hatred to Yankee rule….”

See more of the story on the blog: http://www.civilwarprofiles.com/edmund-ruffin-fires-his-final-shot-of-the-war/
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"Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees"

Stonewall Jackson dies of pneumonia in this outbuilding near Guiney Station, VA, 152 years ago today.
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