Skip to comments.Civil War History Meets Twitter @Discovercivwar
Posted on 03/23/2010 9:17:07 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
Washington, DC You can now follow the National Archives exhibition marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, Discovering the Civil War on Twitter [http://twitter.com/discovercivwar]. Followers can discover the Civil War for themselves through tweets highlighting the people and stories of the Civil War linking to images of items that will be featured in the exhibition such as letters, diaries, photos, maps, petitions, receipts, patents, amendments, and proclamations. @discovercivwar will also alert the public to exciting, free programs related to the exhibition that will be held at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC.
On April 30, 2010, the National Archives will peel back 150 years of accumulated analysis, interpretation, and opinion to reveal a Civil War that is little-known and even more rarely displayed in its new exhibition Discovering the Civil War. The free exhibition will be shown in two parts in the Lawrence F. OBrien Gallery of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. The exhibition is presented by the Center for the National Archives Experience and the Foundation for the National Archives.
Following its Washington, DC, premiere, Discovering the Civil War, will travel throughout the country to venues including:
Visit the National Archives other social media sites. Check out our three Facebook pages for:
For more information about the National Archives visit our web site: http://www.archives.gov/.
Dixie Ping for the researchers and historians
When I tried the above mentioned URL, I get FR refreshed. ( My computer is plugged in.)
Never mind- I just found that by copying and pasting the URL minus the final period of the sentence, I get the National archives.
just noticed not all the links translated correctly...some were relative links to the archive.org website. looks like you got it figured out - have fun
Very informative post...thanks.
The National Archives
Thanks for the post, I am sure that I will enjoy this national archive website. I pinged the AM, hoping that he (or she) might be able to remove that period from the URL.
Discovering The Civil War on Twitter...
The National Archives in Washington, D.C. . . .
Information for Researchers
Things to do when you visit
One of the greatist on-line Civil War reads. Few diarys freom sothern inlistedmen exist, and of those that do this is the best.
Diary of a Tar Heel Confederate Soldier
Here is a small excerpt.......
May 5 - Moved this morning, feeling for the enemy, and came up to
them at noon, five miles from the Run, in the Wilderness. It certainly is a
wilderness; it is almost impossible for a man to walk, as the woods are thick
with an underbrush growth and all kinds of shrubbery, old logs, grapevines,
and goodness knows what. My corps of sharpshooters was ordered to the
front. We formed in line and advanced to the enemy. We fought them very
hard for three hours, they falling back all the time. Our sharpshooters’ line
got mixed up with Gordon’s Brigade, and fought with them. In one charge we
got to the most elevated place in the Wilderness. We looked back for our
brigade, but saw it not. Just then a Yankee officer came up and we took him
prisoner. Some of Gordon’s men took him to the rear. Six of our regiment,
sharpshooters, myself included, went to the right to join our regiment, but
were picked up by the Yankees and made prisoners. We were run back in
their line on the double quick. When we got to their rear we found about 300
of our men were already prisoners. The Yankees lost very heavily in this
fight, more than we did. Although we lost heavy enough, but, my Heavens!
what an army they have got. It seems to me that there is ten of them to one of
us. It looks strange that we could deliver such fearful blows when, in fact, if
numbers counted, they should have killed us two years ago. In going to their
rear we passed through four lines of battle and reinforcements still coming
up, while we are satisfied with, or at least have no more than one line of
May 6 - Fighting commenced at daylight, and lasted all day. So did it
last with their everlasting reinforcements. If General Lee only had half their
men, and those men were rebels, we would go to Washington in two weeks.
When he has fought such an army for four years it certainly shows we have
the generals and the fighting-stock on our side, and they have the hirelings.
Look at our army, and you will see them in rags and barefooted. But among
the Yankees I see nothing but an abundance of everything. Still, they haven’t
whipped the rebels. Several of our boys came in as prisoners to-day, with
them Engle of our company. They think I was killed, so does my brother, but
as yet the bullet has not done its last work for your humble servant.
Deck of the gunboat USS Hunchback on the James River, Virginia, ca. 1864.
Thank you for posting this.
thanks for the link - Company Aytch by Sam Watkins is a facinating first hand account as well
I believe that I’m the only person under the age of 35 that is very enthusiastic about this.
Now you something to research while you wait for college football season :)
Thanks Jet Jaguar.
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