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USCT Soldiers at Appomattox

Thousands of United States Colored Troops made the march to Appomattox, but no identified photograph of any of them has been found. Until now.
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William Cushing’s Raids on the Cape Fear River

Brash, Dashing...and Effective Youthful William Cushing bedeviled Rebels with daring raids on North Carolina’s hazardous Cape Fear River Lieutenant William Barker Cushing of the U.S. Navy pulled off one...

Eggleston Report on Battle of Malvern Hill

Richmond— 1½ Oclock. P.M. July 2 1862 My dear Margaret I have been in great anxiety all day about Mr Finley, fearing to hear from the Regt, learning as I did that he was in the bloody engagement last...
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Washington DC Civil War Sites

  Union soldiers, civilian workers and contrabands made the U.S. Capital the world’s most heavily fortified city during the conflict. Most of the forts and other military installations were quickly...

An Artilleryman At Antietam

Some of the most memorable reporting of the Civil War came not from reporters, but from soldiers. Lieutenant Geroge Breck of the 1st New York Artillery wrote from the front lines for the Rochester Union and Advertiser.
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Civil War Times: March 2001 Editorial

NO WHITE SHOES My wife is quick to recognize the telltale signs. Whenever I mention that a man in his 40s has gotten his ear pierced, or done something aggressively...