Monday, April 4, 2011

Tika gets a lesson about the Civil War

Tika sat so quietly and appeared interested as I explained to her that the Civil War both began and ended in the month of April. Did you realize that factoid? Shots were fired on Fort Sumter on 12 April 1861 and pen was put to paper on 9 April 1865 at Appomattox. Both a Potter and a Phillips ancestor were participants in the Civil War so in this year of the 150th anniversary of the beginning, I've been doing some extra Civil War reading. How about you? Did you have an ancestor who fought in the "War Between the States" and have you been doing some extra reading this year??

1 comment:

  1. Loved Tika's blog on the Civil War. We went to Appomattox a few years ago. It is actually a beautiful site, serene and yet, when you enter the home, there is a sadness lingering. I can well see in my mind's eye how When Gen. Bobby Lee (as the south calls him) went riding his white stallion, all the soldiers saluted him and showed him the dignity he deserved.