Civil War Sesquicentennial is here! Yes, it’s been 150 years since the start of the Civil War. Perhaps it’s fitting then, that on this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we begin to commemorate the long road we have traveled: from slavery, to the Emancipation Proclamation to the first African-American President of the United States.
As the first post in our “Remembering the Civil War” series, we would like to introduce you to the collections of the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, DC. The site includes a timeline of the Civil War as well as images of some of their items in their collection relating to the war and life in America during the war.
If you would like to start learning more about the Civil War we invite you to check out the DVD’s American Civil War: a nation divided or American Civil War, part 1. For a different take of life during the Civil War the book Civil War recipes : receipts from the pages of Godey’s lady’s book, compiled and edited by Lily May Spaulding and John Spaulding promises to give you an appetite for all things civil war related.