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Gen Sheridan - Battle of Cedar Creek

November 05, 2015 - We are remembering the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, on October 19, 1864. As future US Presi...
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Gen Lawrence Sullivan Ross - Battle of Hatchie's Bridge

November 05, 2015 - We are remembering the Battle of Hatchie's Bridge, Tennessee, on October 5, 1862. "After a few irregular volleys, they b...
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Rose O'Neal Greenhow - Confederate Spy, with daughter "Little Rose" at Old Capitol Prison

November 05, 2015 - We are remembering the October 1, 1864 drowning death of Confederate spy and unofficial diplomat, Rose Greenhow. When as...
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Capt. George Custer and Gen Affred Pleasonton on horseback

November 05, 2015 - It used to be that only the wealthy could afford to have a portrait of themselves or their family made. By 1862, Oliver...
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Sgt. Johnny Clem - "Drummerboy of Chickamauga"

November 05, 2015 - We are remembering the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19 -20 1863. Johnny Clem, the "Drummer Boy of Chickamauga...
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Bridge on the Boonsboro Pike; Middle Bridge - Antietam, MD

November 05, 2015 - We are remembering the Battle of Antietam, on September 17th, 1862. Whereas, studies show that commuters using the 5 Fre...
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Judah Benjamin, Sec of War, C.S.A.

November 05, 2015 - We are remembering Judah P. Benjamin, the first Jewish cabinet member in North America and the first Senator to acknowle...
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Gen Edmund Kirby Smith, C.S.A.

November 05, 2015 - We are remembering the Battle of Richmond, Kentucky on August 29 - 30, 1862. It was one of the most decisive and complet...
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US Gen Winfield Hancock - Second Battle of Ream's Station's

November 05, 2015 - We are remembering the August 25, 1864, Second Battle of Ream's Station, fought as part of the Siege of Petersburg. "I d...
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Horace Greeley - The Prayer of 20 Millions

November 05, 2015 - In 1862, British and French textile workers were clamoring for Southern cotton as factories became increasingly idle. Li...
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US Gen Miles - Battle of Marye's Heights

November 05, 2015 - We are honoring the August 8th,1839, birthday of General Nelson Miles - a man who bullets could not keep down. An exampl...
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Adm Farragut - Battle of Mobile Bay

November 05, 2015 - We are honoring the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5th & the sinking of the USS Tecumseh. A Con...
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Morgan's Raiders In Jail

November 05, 2015 - July 26, 1863 - The Battle of Salineville, Ohio resulted in the surrender of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and hi...
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Neil Armstrong On The Moon

November 05, 2015 - In honor of the 45th Anniversary of the Landing on the Moon.
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Sailors Relaxing on the Deck of the USS Monitor

November 05, 2015 - While attached to McClellan's headquarters at Harrison's Landing, Virginia, James Gibson boarded the USS Monitor. The on...
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Uncle Sam - I Want You

November 05, 2015 - Iconic World War I Poster
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US Gen Joshua Chamberlain

November 05, 2015 - "We have to go in places no body would ever think of going into were it not for the necessities of war." Joshua Chamber...
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CS Gen Lee's Gettysburg Headquarters

November 05, 2015 - This is the home General Robert E. Lee used during the Battle of Gettysburg as his headquarters. However, Lee slept in h...
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Lutheran Theological Seminary

November 05, 2015 - July 1, 1863 - During the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, the fighting moved to Seminary Ridge. The Lutheran Theo...
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Fredrick Douglas

November 05, 2015 - July 1, 1889 - President Benjamin Harrison appointed Fredrick Douglas to be the U. S. Minister to Haiti. The ability to...
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US Congressman Thaddeus Stevens

November 05, 2015 - US Congressman Thaddeus Stevens fought hard to create laws to chip away at slavery. When the war came to his home state...
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US Gen Judson Kilpatrick

November 05, 2015 - June 28, 1863 - Kilpatrick is appointed commander of the 3d Division of Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac. During Getty...
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Picket soldiers at Ft Damnation, Petersburg, VA

November 05, 2015 - We are kicking off this blog by honoring all soldiers on the the front lines with this image from Petersburg, VA.
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