American Civil War
[Text] General Sherman Describes His “March To The Sea”


“I knocked daylight through Georgia, and in retreating to the s[outh] like a sensible man I gathered up some plunder and walked into this beautiful City, whilst you & Thomas gave Hood Forest, a taste of what they have to Expect by trying to meddle with our Conquered Territory…” On … Continue reading

Jane Austen
[Text] Jane Austen On The Release Of Pride And Prejudice


“…I must confess that I think her as delightful a creature as ever appeared in print, & how I shall be able to tolerate those who do not like her at least, I do not know.—There are a few Typical errors—& a “said he” or a “said she” would sometimes … Continue reading

Abraham Lincoln
[TEXT] Witnessing Lincoln on His Deathbed


“Intense grief was on every countenance when I replied that the President could survive but a short time. The colored people especially-and there were at this time more of them, perhaps, than of whites – were overwhelmed with grief.” Gideon Welles served under President Lincoln as Secretary of the Navy. … Continue reading

Kaiser Wilhelm II
[Text] Bismark Compares Kaiser Wilhelm II to His Ancestors

Wilhelm II in 1902.

“In certain respects we shall seek in vain for any resemblance between Wilhelm II and his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather…”  In these excerpts taken from the book, “The Kaiser Vs. Bismarck: Suppressed Letters by the Kaiser and New Chapters From the Autobiography of the Iron Chancellor,” Otto von Bismarck, an … Continue reading