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    Sites From the Battle of South Mountain, 1862

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    Union at Shiloh

    A letter from Pvt. William Christie, 1st Minnesota Battery, to his father. Christie’s battery lost three men killed and six men wounded. I supposed you have heard of the great battle on the 6th and 7th of this month. You will be proud to...

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    Confederates at Shiloh

    On April 6, 1862, following the first day of fighting, General Ulysses Grant ordered Union gunboats on the Tennessee River to fire broadsides all through the night, in an effort to unnerve the enemy. John S. Cockerill of the 70th Ohio,...

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    Battle of Big Bethel

    A skirmish near the tip of Virginia’s Peninsula served as a harbinger of the four-year bloodbath to come....

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    Lynchburg Town Song

      Lynchburg Town chorus 1: Going down to town, I’m going down to town, Going down to the Lynchburg Town, To take my tobacco down.   chorus 2: Times a-getting hard, Money getting sca’ce, Pay me for them tobacco, boys,...

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    9th Massachusetts Battery

    Historynet Image This  monument marks the 9th Massachusetts Battery’s initial position along the Wheatfield Road at Gettysburg. The artillerymen conducted a fighting retreat with their 12-pounder Napoleons to the Trostle Farm in the...

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    Lincoln or Bust

    Abraham Lincoln posed for several famous photographs at Alexander Gardner’s Washington, D.C., gallery on November 8, 1863: one with his private secretaries John Nicolay and John Hay, and another full-face close-up that showed the...