C. W. Tidbits

    19th Century Radicalism

    If there is one adjective to describe the Emancipation Proclamation it is ‘radical’.  The document issued by Abraham Lincoln in September 1862 is perhaps the most radical document since the Declaration of Independence.  Why is this the case? What makes this document so unique? Perhaps even more interestingly, how does …Read the Rest

    Pressure at Gettysburg
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    Pressure at Gettysburg

      A student of mine a few years back asked me one day in class while we were in the …Read the Rest

    Western expansion during the Civil War
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    Western expansion during the Civil War

    There was a student in one of my American history classes a few years back that epitomized the classic underachiever- …Read the Rest

    Robert E. Lee commands the Army of Northern Virginia
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    Robert E. Lee commands the Army of Northern Virginia

    If there is one individual that comes to mind when thinking about the Confederacy it is Robert E. Lee.  He …Read the Rest

    The Civil War Soldier’s Psyche
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    The Civil War Soldier’s Psyche

    How was it possible? Over 600,000 Americans died during the Civil War with the vast majority of deaths on both sides …Read the Rest

    My Biking Equipment
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    My Biking Equipment

    The total mileage of my bike trip was just under 800 miles.  It incorporated countless bridge & creek crossings ,over a …Read the Rest

    A Charleston Church and a quick little Civil War story…
    C. W. Tidbits

    A Charleston Church and a quick little Civil War story…

    Founded in 1731 the First Presbyterian Church on Meeting Street was built in 1814. It is the fifth oldest church in the …Read the Rest

    Sunken Road at Fredericksburg
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    Sunken Road at Fredericksburg

    At the base of Marye’s Heights which is just one mile west from the town of Fredericksburg is the renmants of …Read the Rest

    Charleston Architecture as it relates to Slavery
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    Charleston Architecture as it relates to Slavery

    The greatest fear for landowning, aristocratic whites in the Antebellum South was slave insurrection or rebellion.  In states like South …Read the Rest

    Randolph Hall…The College of Charleston & the Civil War
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    Randolph Hall…The College of Charleston & the Civil War

    The College of Charleston was founded in 1770 making it the 13th oldest school in the country and the oldest …Read the Rest

    The Uniqueness of Coastal Carolina Forts during the Civil War
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    The Uniqueness of Coastal Carolina Forts during the Civil War

    Since the days of Stede Bonnet and Edward Teach, a.k.a. “Blackbeard” Wilmington and the surrounding area has always been a …Read the Rest

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