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Offline Hunleyfan

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Re: Today in Civil War History
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2010, 12:49:38 AM »
Hey i want one of these on my website can you tell me how to do that?
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Re: Today in Civil War History
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2010, 02:58:27 AM »
Sure, you go to Google Gadgets.  There are a few Civil War ones that you can put on your site.  Look here:

http://www.google.com/ig/directory?synd=open&hl=en&gl=&q=civil+war

The "today in history" one is the seventh on the list.  Just follow the directions listed and it should be easy to put on your site.
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Re: Today in Civil War History
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2010, 02:38:48 AM »
« Last Edit: December 29, 2010, 12:55:23 PM by Aetheling »

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Re: Today in Civil War History
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2011, 01:48:18 AM »
Better late than never !

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12079281

That's actually a cool story.  I wonder if the people who cracked the code relied on historical information on how codes were produced during the Civil War, or if they deciphered it on its own.
"Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses" ~Juvenal

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Re: Today in Civil War History
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2011, 06:54:24 AM »
Better late than never !

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12079281

That's actually a cool story.  I wonder if the people who cracked the code relied on historical information on how codes were produced during the Civil War, or if they deciphered it on its own.

The code is called the "Vigenere cipher", a centuries-old encryption in which letters of the alphabet are shifted a set number of places so an 'a' would become a 'd' ~ essentially, creating words with different letter combinations.
The code was widely used by Southern forces during the Civil War, according to Civil War Times Illustrated.


http://www.thestatesman.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=353593&catid=37

http://www.simonsingh.net/The_Black_Chamber/vigenere_cracking.html  
« Last Edit: January 06, 2011, 07:00:33 AM by Aetheling »

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Re: Today in Civil War History
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2011, 01:22:07 PM »
1861 - In Charleston Harbor, Union Major Robert Anderson and 76 of his men surrended Fort Sumter to the Confederates under General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard. The first engagement of the war ended in a Rebel victory. A few days ago was there anniversary.