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This blog is a blog about history, Yiddishkeit, and the Muppets, neither exclusively nor necessarily in that order. And as William Gibson said about this very blog (no, really), “History can save your ass.” Yiddishkeit and the Muppets are just extras.

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“We Are All Americans.”

Perhaps my favorite story of the Civil War comes from Lee’s surrender to Grant at Appomattox, which took place April 8, 1865, over 150 years ago. Here’s an excerpt, from a piece I wrote in 2014 about that episode.

Category: Military History

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