- Charleston Mercury and Richmond Enquirer Debate the Richmond Convetion
May 10, 1860 to May 23, 1860 HENRICO, Virginia African-Americans, Government, Politics, Slavery
In May of 1860, two major Southern papers, The Charleston Mercury and The Richmond Enquirer, engaged in a fiery debate. The issue of this debate was participation in the Democratic Party National Convention at Baltimore, Maryland-where the party's Presidential nominee was to be decided. The Baltimore Convention was the second such attempt; Democrats had met earlier from April 30th to...
- "The Slow Dead March of Camp-Disease": Death in the American Civil War
November 25, 1861 PRINCE WILLIAM, Virginia Charles Manning Furman, Typhoid fever, Disease, Civil War
Charles Furman had known Fannie Garden for only 13 days before he asked her to marry him. In all, they spent less than a month together before the Confederate government ordered him northward to fight the “soulless soldiers” of the “despised Yankee Nation." The letters they wrote in the years that followed captured both their own deepening love and the chaos and carnage of the American Civil...