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The Best of RSM: 10 Odd Facts About the Civil War

“You lost. Slavery’s bad. But you guys got NASCAR … and the Allman Brothers.” This quote from Ben Stiller’s character to some “Civil War guys” in the family romp Night at the Museum typifies what most people in the North think of the South … and what most everyone thinks about the Civil War. Never […]

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Get Your Civil War On

Last week, we had a Civil War theme week here on RSM. With the four-year Sesquicentennial of the War going on, you can expect more of that in coming months. Here’s a look at our best posts from last week, as well as previous Civil War stories…

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10 Odd Facts About the Civil War

“You lost. Slavery’s bad. But you guys got NASCAR … and the Allman Brothers.” This quote from Ben Stiller’s character to some “Civil War guys” in the family romp Night at the Museum typifies what most people in the North think of the South … and what most everyone thinks about the Civil War. Never […]

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The Family That Broke A Nation?

An old, dilapidated church and an historic marker on a Georgia country roadside provide clues to a family drama that played out between father and step-son, between New York and Alabama, and may have been the catalyst for the nation’s rush to Civil War.

RSM publishers Kris Wheeler and Wayne Franklin bring you that family’s story…

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A Real Southern Man is… #61

How do you define a Real Southern Man? We’d love to hear your comments. But first…

Today’s entry of “A Real Southern Man is…” reveals the disparate sides of the double-edged sword that is Southern history. It’s a sad, sobering fact that, depending on the color of our skin, our view of certain aspects of our collective past can vary widely.

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Civil War (pt. 3)

Time to wrap up our little series of curious facts and dispelled myths about the Civil War. Let’s start by recapping the first seven items on our list:

1. The first death in the Civil War was an accident.
2. The first non-accidental deaths in the War were not in combat.
3. The first true combat death was all because of a cow.
4. The War was largely brought about by one man’s Oedipal complex.
5. Northerners were racists, too.
6. The Emancipation Proclamation didn’t do what you think it did.
7. The end of the War did not mean the end of slavery.

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10 Things You May Not Know About the Civil War (pt. 2)

Today, we continue listing our 10 curious facts and dispelled myths about the Civil War. Our list today includes some ugly truths about Northern opinions on race and the long, slow march toward freedom for American slaves.

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10 Things you May Not Know About the Civil War

“You lost. Slavery’s bad. But you guys got NASCAR … and the Allman Brothers.” This quote from Ben Stiller’s character to some “Civil War guys” in the family romp Night at the Museum typifies what most people in the North think of the South … and what most everyone thinks about the Civil War. Never […]

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