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KB in Iowa 'Divided & United' - US Civil War album (12) RE: 'Divided & United' - US Civil War album 05 Nov 13

I'm somewhat of a Civil War buff," said Hillman, 68. "... I didn't realize until about 10 years ago that [Abraham] Lincoln suspended habeas corpus...

Holy Cr*p. I knew that when I was not yet 10 years old. Didn't know then what it meant but I knew about it. It is in my American Heritage Civil War history book written for kids.

Ditto the remark about the songs being the 'most reliable history'. They can be great stuff but not the most reliable history. Especially when the performers go around changing 'a word here and a word there'.

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