Category Archives: American Civil War

The latest Ben-Hur movie

The newest Ben-Hur movie is out now though I haven’t had the opportunity to watch it. It is a remake of the blockbuster 1959 film, a historical drama directed by William Wyler that won 11 Academy Awards. That is the … Continue reading

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Washington Times Ad

President – VP – Members of Congress – Supreme Court Justices All Presented Lincoln Texts in Advance of Pope Francis’ Visit This is the first ad to go into the Washington Times! It was published on Wednesday September 9th, 2015. … Continue reading

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Lincoln Scholar cannot back up position with evidence?

On February 11, this year, the New York Times reported, “Harold Holzer, a Lincoln scholar who recently announced his retirement as a public affairs executive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has been awarded the 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, … Continue reading

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A Swift two months

It is the last hour of May here in BC and it is time to post a thing or two. Time does indeed fly as the last couple of months evaporated, it seems. I traveled in the first part of April … Continue reading

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On this day, exactly a hundred and fifty years ago, Abraham Lincoln delivered his ageless Gettysburg Address. There is five copies of the speech made in Lincoln’s own handwriting. I have had the privilege of holding in my hand, between … Continue reading

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Black Elites and the Draft Riots

So last week marked the 150th anniversary of the New York City Draft Riots. These cataclysmic events however went unnoticed generally, which is too bad. I was curious about what would be said but I should have know that the … Continue reading

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Battle of Gettysburg 150 years later

  Gettysburg National Military Park is now the midst of the commemoration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg. It has been a 150 years since, as I pointed out in my book, the Army of the Potomac, … Continue reading

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Remembering Abraham Lincoln on his birthday

  Today on February 12, 1809 in Hardin County Kentucky, Abraham Lincoln was born. As you know, my book is about his death and the connections with the Catholic Church, but it’s also important to remember his life. Lincoln made … Continue reading

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Smear tactics against Charles Chiniquy?

Charles Chiniquy is still assailed in modern times. In his blog article, Charles Chiniquy – Illinois Schismatic: The First American Catholic Apostate, April 28th, 2011, Pat Hickey makes unsubstantiated and erroneous statements about the celebrated clergyman. I found the article … Continue reading

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The Conspirator and Joe Ricketts

So Joe Ricketts bankrolls a movie about Mary Surratt. “The Conspirator,” recounted the story of Mary Surratt, the only woman charged in the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. Directed by Robert Redford, “The Conspirator” was released in 2011.  The movie … Continue reading

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