Each Side is Continually on Alert~March 1864~22nd to 25th


I love history and reading about things that happened throughout history. Walt Whitman is an excellent writer…. 🙂

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Each Side Is Continually on the Alert~ Walt Whitman

Whitman gives his mother news. The winter is snowy, even in Georgia. An increasing number of skirmishes suggest that plenty of hard fighting will come with warm weather. Congress is concerned about events in Mexico.

March 22– Tuesday– Washington, D.C.– “I herewith lay before the Senate, for its constitutional action thereon, a treaty made and concluded in Washington City on the 18th instant by and between William P. Dole, Commissioner of Indian Affairs. and the Shawnee Indians, represented by their duly authorized delegates. A report of the Secretary of the Interior and a communication of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs accompany the treaty.” ~ Message from President Lincoln to the Senate.

President Lincoln & General Grant President Lincoln & General Grant

March 22– Tuesday– Washington, D.C.– “Mother, every thing is the same with me, I am feeling very well indeed, the old trouble of my…

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Croatian Castles and Palaces


Interesting information!

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Croatia has more than seven thousand significant architectural objects of historic beauty, romantic intrigue, pride… and among them are about one thousand castles and palaces.

So Croatia has an impressive number of fortifications: almost every city on the coast and many on the mainland boast city walls or a fort or two. Over the centuries, Croatia’s lords and noble families were also busy building castles and palaces.
The distinction between these various structures is sometimes a little blurred, but generally, castles provided both protection and housing for a specific lord or noble family, while forts were not generally private residences, and palaces were not fortified.
Of Croatia’s castles, many are now in disrepair, but several have been well preserved or recently restored (like the Eltz Palace in Vukovar devastated by the Serb aggression in 1990’s) and have opened their doors to the public as museums or venues for events such…

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