Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Election of 1860 and Slave Prices

Alexandria Gazette, November 2, 1860 [Four Days before Lincoln’s election] The Valley Star, a Democratic paper, say: “Virginia is already having a foretaste of what is to come. We understood from reliable authority that No. 1 negroes have already fallen … Continue reading

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Virginia on Secession

[From the Richmond Enquirer of December 10, 1806] “On Thursday last the Electors of Virginia dined together at the Swan Tavern, in this city. The Madison Corresponding Committee and the Governor of Virginia were their guests. These gentlemen, coming from … Continue reading

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Military Ardor

Alexandria Gazette, November 2, 1860 [Four days before Lincoln’s election] For the last three or four days there has been manifested an evident increase in the military ardor of our Volunteer companies. The armories are open nightly, the drills are … Continue reading

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Ohio Congressman Proposes to Prohibit Confederate Monuments – May 24, 1890

Alexandria Gazette, p.2 And so an Ohio republican Congressman thinks the exhibition of Confederate flags and the erection of Confederate monuments in the South must be prohibited, and is consulting his colleagues about the advisablllity of introducing a resolution to … Continue reading

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Alexandria Monument Honors Murderer

An additional name, that of James W. Jackson, was added to the east side of the Alexandria Confederate Monument in 1900. Jackson, a civilian, was actually Alexandria’s first Civil War casualty, dying before any of the soldiers with whose names … Continue reading

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