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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…

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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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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 This important historical document was issued near the end of the Civil War. It helped the United States to end the war and abolish slavery. But did you know…

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The Blog of Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg Virtual Tour

Video: The Living History of Gettysburg

Source: Andrew Arthur Breese/Vimeo Creative Commons

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

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Civil War Times Tweets

The Entire Civil War Animated Map

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