Posts tagged: Civil War

General Grant and the Jews

On 17 December 1862, General Ulysses S. Grant issued Order No. 11, expelling all Jews from his military district —  parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi.

Happy Birthday, President Buchanan, You Lame-O

 President James Buchanan was born 23 April 1791, the last U.S. president to be born in the 18th Century. Elected in 1856, he helped his country slide into the Civil War.

A Tower of Lincoln Books

 Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. is where Abe Lincoln got shot in the head. Their Center for Education and Leadership is now open to the public and features a tower made of books about Lincoln.