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15Jun 17

What is Juneteenth?

Each year on June 19, people around the United States celebrate Juneteenth. This holiday celebrates the end of slavery. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. But…

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05Jan 17

10 Facts about the Emancipation Proclamation

President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. That means New Year's Day of 2017 marked 154 years since its issuance. This important historical document was issued near the…

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03Jun 16

Why we observe Memorial Day

Americans celebrated Memorial Day this year on Monday May 30. But do you know why we observe Memorial Day? After the Civil War, a group of veterans created a day…

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Civil War News

Battlefield Maps

Battlefield Maps

Video: A Union Soldier’s Gear

Source: DVIDS

A Retired army veteran talks about the equipment of the average Union Soldier during the Civil War.

Web Resources

Interactive Civil War Photos

Interactive Civil War Photos

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