Tag: Civil War

A House Divided

If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.– Mark 3:25 On this day in 1858, Abraham Lincoln delivered his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois. The most remembered portion of that speech was this:   A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and …

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This was not the birthday Jeff Davis was looking for

U.S. Representative and Senator from Mississippi, the 23rd U.S. Secretary of War, and the President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis was born on this day in 1808. (died 1889) On the June 2, 1865, known as Evacuation Sunday, and the eve of his 58th birthday, Davis, his Cabinet, and the last remaining …

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