Minnesota Soldier Documents his Regiment’s Path to the First Battle of Bull Run Recently, three letters from Jasper N. Searles of the
first Minnesota regiment were unveiled that describe the twenty-year old’s
experience from training leading up to the first Battle of Bull Run. These letters stand as significant within the
Civil War context because of a lack of material...
Nast Draws “The Union as It Was” In 1874, Thomas Nast, a political
cartoonist for Harper’s Weekly, published
a one frame drawing titled “The Union as It Was.” A longtime cartoonist for the magazine, Nast
had his first political cartoon published on March 19, 1859, and he provided
drawings throughout the Civil War and Reconstruction period. Nast was outspoken...
J DeBow Begins DeBow’s Review James Dunwoody Brownson DeBow
published the first issue of The
Commercial Review of the South and the West later to be known as DeBow’s Review in January 1846. The first issue of DeBow’s Review set the tone for the journal’s future, touching upon
the subjects of westward expansion, the connection between slavery and
expansion, and the...