soldier with rifle american civil warThe Sesquicentennial Edition

Joe Ryan Original Works


The State Of The Union

War Powers of the President and Congress
It's Called Protecting America

Open Your Mouth For Royal Inspection:
The DNA Swab as Standard Police Procedure

The Boston Marathon Bomber: Read Him His Miranda Rights
The Explosion of Police Stopping Citizens Without Reasonable Suspicion:
The Orwellian State Upon Us
The President's Brief For Killing American Citizens
How Well Do The Courts Process Terrorism Crime Cases
Stand With Rand!
The Government Spies On You
Does Congress Have The Power To Create Star Chambers
Drones Over Your Home
The Government Hoists Itself On Its Own Petard
General David Petraeus, Jill Kelly and the FBI
The Insanity of Muslims
A Review of The Last Temptation of Christ
Abdullah Kidd's Ordeal at the Hands of the Government
Procedural History of Jose Padilla’s Petition for Writ of
Habeas Corpus Through the Courts, With Additional Cases
Who's Sniffing at your Door?
The Role of the United States Supreme Court
Congress Authorizes The Government To Eavesdrop
Justice Clarence Thomas at Washington & Lee University

The Supreme Court Wall OF Shame

Ex Parte Vallandigham
28 F.Cas. 874 (U.S. District Court Ohio) May 16, 1863
Tee-Hit-Ton Indians v. United States
Gaines v Missouri The Separate But Equal Doctrine at Work
Plessy v. Ferguson The Supreme Court Gives Segregation Its Blessing
The Supreme Court Sanctions Enhanced Penalties
For Africans vs. Caucasians ~ Pace v Alabama
Arizona v United States  Dred Scott Post Script



What Caused The American Civil War?

Kids Zone - What Caused The Civil War?

The Buried Fact in the Record: Lincoln Instigated the War


The Object and Cause of the Civil War Part 1

The Object and Cause of the Civil War Part 2


What's War Good For?


General Lee and the Drummer Boy "Why Do The Men Fight"


Dred Scott - Chief Justice Taney's Opinion


General Robert E. Lee


General Lee and John Brown 1859
General Lee With the Comanches in Texas
The Lee Family Slaves
General Robert E. Lee Service Record
General Lee Feints at Great Run
The Internment of General Lee at Arlington


Battles: Gettysburg


Concentration at Gettysburg
The Gettysburg Letterbook
The Army of Northern Virginia Moves on Gettysburg
Relative Army Concentrations June 28, till noon July 1, 63
Gettysburg First Day
General J.E.B. Stuart's Ride around Hooker
Brown’s Recollection of June 30, July 1 1863


Battles: Second Manassas


The Battle of Second Manassas


Battles:  The Seven Days


The Seven Days Battles
General George McClellan Retreat from The Seven Days Battles Map


Sharpsburg Campaign


Special Order 191: Ruse Of War ©


Special Order 191:Position Paper


General Lee's Lost Order Fact Check


Stephen Sears Rebuts Joe Ryan


Ryan Slammed By New York Times


Book Review Antietam The Lost Order


Taken At The Flood Rebuttal by Ryan


Did the Reverend Ross Write McClellans's Copy?


Stonewall & John B. Ross Connection


Who Wrote The Lost Order?


Sharpsburg Campaign Photo Album


Sectors of General Lee's Operations Topography


General Lee Staff Officers 1862


Supreme Court


 The Supreme Court Gives Segregation Its Blessing


 The Supreme Court's "Separate But Equal" Doctrine


 Procedural History of Jose Padilla’s Petition


 The Supreme Court Sanctions Enhanced Penalties


 Dred Scott - Chief Justice Taney's Opinion


Additional Articles


Grant's Vicksburg Campaign


Abraham Lincoln Speech


General George McClellan at Yorktown


General David Twiggs In Texas


Location of Hinson's Mill


James Buchanan and Fort Sumter: 1860


Stonewall Jackson and Nathaniel Banks Cedar Mountain 1862


General Lee and John Brown 1859 Attack


The NAACP Pulls Down The Rebel Flag


The Nature of American Citizenship


Nature of the Union Prigg v Pennsylvania


Understanding General John Fremont


Battlefield Travel


Hinsons Mill


McCoys Ford


Bivouac of Stuart’s Cavalry "The Bowers" Oct. 1862


150 Years Ago - Civil War Sesquicentennial

What Happened in the Civil War ©
  November 1860 Abraham Lincoln is Elected by the Northern States
  December 1860 President James Buchanan - State of the Union Address
  January 1861 The Situation in Charleston Harbor
  February 1861 The Confederate Government Is Formed
  March 1861 President Lincoln's Inauguration Day
  April 1861 Lincoln Dupes the Confederates to fire on Sumter
  May 1861 Lincoln builds an army and invades Virginia
  June 1861 Virginia Defends Herself
  July 1861 Lincoln Forces a Battle
  August 1861 Lincoln and Davis Choose Their Generals
  September 1861 Both sides give a little
  October 1861 McClellan Pushes Scott Out the Door
  November 1861 Lincoln Dances With The Great Powers
  December 1861 Lincoln and McClellan Begin Their Struggle
  January 1862 McClellan Confounds the Politicians
  February 1862 Grant Breaks the Kentucky Line
  March 1862 Congress Plans Freedom for the Slaves
  April 1862 The Origin And Object Of The War
  May 1862 Charles Sumner Wins The Argument
  June 1862 The Senate Sticks To The Constitution
  July 1862 Congress's War Policy Changes
April 6, 1862 to July 4, 1863 General Grant And The Vicksburg Campaign
December 1862 to May 1863
The Situation In The West