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Mobile Gains CSS Alabama Cannon

The state of Alabama never saw the sloop CSS Alabama, which was built for the Confederacy in Great Britain in 1862, but the Museum of Mobile is set to receive one of the feared raider’s restored cannons...
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Students Campaign for James Ashely

The Research History class at Washington High School is working to see that their favorite abolitionist gets a spot in the U.S. Capitol. For these students from Washington Court House, Ohio, the obvious choice...
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Gettysburg Grows by 45 Acres: December/January 2010

Gettysburg residents Wayne and Susan Hill recently donated 45 acres to the Gettysburg Foundation. Located near the eastern base of Big Round Top at the southern end of the battlefield, the acreage encompasses...
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Ever Heard a Real Rebel Yell?: August/September 2009

Many Union soldiers wrote about the soul-chilling yells of attacking Confederates. Thanks to the Museum of the Confederacy, you can hear the real thing on a CD featuring the authentic yell as performed by two...
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Welcome Aboard USS Water Witch: June/July 2009

USS Water Witch is scheduled to be commissioned on April 4, 2009, at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, Ga. That weekend also marks the first time the painstakingly replicated vessel will open...