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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 This important historical document was issued near the…

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Battlefield Maps

Battlefield Maps

A Union Soldier’s Gear

Source: DVIDS

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

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Interactive Civil War Photos

Interactive Civil War Photos

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