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25Aug 16

Ashes of Civil War veteran taken to proper resting place

When Jewett Williams died in an Oregon hospital in 1922, he was cremated and his ashes were stored with thousands of other patients who died there. But thanks to a group of military veterans, Williams is now on his way back home to Maine. The Patriot Guard Riders picked up…

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12Aug 16

Three Civil War artifacts under threat in Virginia

The Virginia Association of Museums has published its annual list of historical artifacts most in need of preservation, and it includes three items from the Civil War. The 20 artifacts on the list will be voted on by the public to determine which are most deserving of funding. The Civil…

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12Aug 16

Kentucky county promotes rich Civil War history

Boyle County is sometimes called the birthplace of Kentucky. The Kentucky Constitution was signed in Danville's Constitution Square. But Boyle County is also rich in American history, specifically as it relates to the Civil War. That's why the Convention & Visitor's Bureau has come out with a brochure and mobile…

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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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