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01Feb 21
How Photography Tells The Story Of Black Soldiers In The Civil War

How photography tells the story of black soldiers in the Civil War

Deborah Willis’ new book features more than 70 photos of African American soldiers who fought in the Civil War. The rare images show the soldiers in uniform. Some are black nurses or cooks. Photography was expensive during this time. Staged photos like these were important for family records and seen…

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10Nov 18

Vietnam Vet honors Civil War dead

Dan Baldwin served his country in the Vietnam War. Today he is showing his appreciation for veterans of a different conflict: the Civil War. Baldwin discovered the headstones of two dozen forgotten Civil War veterans in a cemetery near Nevada City, California. The stones list the names of soldiers and…

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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 it did not take effect right away in the South. On June 18, 1865, a Union general led 2,000 soldiers into Galveston, Texas.…

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The Blog of Gettysburg National Military Park

The Entire Civil War Animated Map

The Living History of Gettysburg

History comes to life in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, with reenactments of the famous battle and preserved buildings from the time period.

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Gettysburg Virtual Tour

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