James Marten: Not Just Fading Away: Civil War “Veteranizing”

For Civil War veterans, every day was Memorial Day. They refused to limit their own commemorations to one or two days per year. Continue Reading James Marten: Not Just Fading Away: Civil War “Veteranizing”

James Marten: Charity for All: A Little-Known Legacy of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural

We welcome a guest post from James Marten, author of Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America.  Today is the anniversary of President Lincoln’s 2nd Inaugural, in which he made a promise that was kept by passing federal programs that took care of war veterans and their families.… Continue Reading James Marten: Charity for All: A Little-Known Legacy of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural