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John Wilkes Booth was a handsome, successful stage actor in 1865 when he assassinated Abraham Lincoln. A staunch confederate and supporter of slavery, Booth felt Lincoln’s actions during the Civil War had gone too far. After Booth’s original plan to kidnap Lincoln failed, Booth hatched a new plan to assassinate Lincoln instead. Despite his connection to his Confederate-sympathizing brother,...
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The Civil War Trust website features the latest Civil War preservation news, battle maps for most major Civil War battles, history articles, photos, and so much more. Learn more about how you can help CWPT save more of our Civil War battlefields. If you are a federal or state government employee, please consider supporting the Civil War Trust through the Combined Federal Campaign or State...
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Guided tours of Civil War battlefield sites. Renowned authorities provide the details of personalities, strategies and outcomes of key Civil War campaigns. Civil War historians and expert guides. CIVIL WAR TOURS, now in our sixteenth year of operation, offers the very best historical battlefield...
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Learn about the music of the American Civil War. Includes Civil War songs, fife and drum music, recordings, photographs of Civil War musicians and more. From the cadences of regimental fife and drum corps and the reveilles of buglers to the to the sentimental songs that soldiers sang, the Civil...
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Civil War Traveler: Civil War travel information including reenactments, battlefields, Trails, tours, sites in 31 states and Washington DC. Richmond Civil War Walking Tours: Use these five tours to explore Civil War themes in downtown Richmond VA. Each comes with a map, audio narration, many...
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The Civil War Home Page brings together thousands of pages of Civil War material including information on Battles, Documents, Associations, Letters & Diaries, Research Records, Biographical Information, Photos, Reenacting and Unit Information. The Civil War Home Page contains thousands of pages of Civil War material including Photos, Images, Battles, Documents, Southern Historical Papers,...
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Over 1,000 High Resolution Civil War Images, Photographs and Cartes de Visites. Over 1,000 Civil War Images, Civil War Photographs and Cartes de Visites including Army Life, United States and Confederate Government Officers, Union and Confederate Generals and Soldiers, Civilians, Battle Field Photos, Casualties, Infantry Units, Cavalry, Units, Artillery Units, Engineering Units, Navy Units and...
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The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Arkansas by sanctioning events, encouraging research and education programs related to Civil War Arkansas, and preserving the sites that witnessed the Civil War in Arkansas. The Civil War Sesquicentennial will be celebrated between 2011 and 2015. Links to repositories with Arkansas Civil...
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History Storyboards civil war battlefield preservation and education. Educators' Resources Sponsored by the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust. Civil War Battlefield Preservation And Education - History Storyboards. Understand why saving our Civil War battlefields is so important. Videos to supplement your Civil War classroom curriculum. Powered by a grant from the Duff McDuff Green Jr. Fund....
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This effort was begun to share knowledge of the Navies, Federal and Confederate, during the American Civil War. It is hoped that many people will contribute articles, illustrations, artifacts, pictures, etc to more accurately shape what is known and taught about the men and their culture. Please come back frequently to see how our site grows. To join our site click on the register link to the...
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He Civil War in Mississippi was waged on land and sea. The Mississippi River being vital to both the Union and the Confederacy, bitter battles were fought to take and keep it. Corinth, Port Gibson, Holly Springs, Iuka, Vicksburg, and other sites became fiercely contested battlegrounds. Some of the war's most famous fighters struggled on these battlegrounds, including Ulysses S. Grant, William...
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Union and Confederate Veterans at the 75th Reunion of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1913. Veteran bearers and colors of the 143rd PA Vols. at Harrisburg on Flag Day, 1914. Governor John K. Tener speaking in front of the Capitol, Flag Day 1914. Sergeant Alexander Rogers holding the colors of the 83rd PA Vols.
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First announced to the public on Feb. 1, 1996; last updated on April 4, 2015. The American Civil War is one of the most momentous and controversial periods in American history. This site was founded with the intent of collecting copies of or links to as many primary documents from the period of the secession crisis as is reasonably possible, with the goal of shedding light on the causes of...
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The Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland Civil War Trails Programs. Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Tour Services, Gift Shop Updated on. Civil War Trails: Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia. For Civil War Trails information, click on an image above or use these links:.
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UniversityArchives.com is the best online source for US historical manuscripts, civil war documents and American historical documents for sale. If you are here for the first time, please browse our diverse inventory of historically significant documents, manuscripts, letters and relics, in all price ranges, from an extensive variety of categories. Check our new listings, read about us in the...
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Hanover Brass Foundry offers 650 Civil War reproduction buckles in brass, sand cast hand worked much like Civil War era, licensed castings of collections in the VA Historical Society & The Museum of the Confederacy. Mechanicsville, VA. Below are the sales/reference catalogs through the years. Sales began from word of mouth, store front at my father's grocery store on the battlefield tour route,...
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Civil War Washington examines the U.S. national capital from multiple perspectives as a case study of social, political, cultural, and medical/scientific transitions provoked or accelerated by the Civil War. The project draws on the methods of many fields. Historical manuscript and print materials chronicling and interpreting the experience of war and life in the District. Database identifying...
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With interactive programs, primary documents, and lesson plans, the educators' page provides for the needs of all types of teachers. See history through the eyes of those who lived it at The Civil War in Missouri, an exhibition of the Missouri History Museum. Enthusiasts will find a wide variety of books, gifts, and souvenirs that reflect Missouri's Civil War heritage. Your source for Civil...
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In the early 1860s, the Lancashire cotton industry, which dominated the mid-19th century British economy, was devastated by the Civil War. In April 1861, President Abraham Lincoln ordered a blockade of the Confederate southern ports, the outlet for the raw cotton on which Lancashire’s mills depended. Attempts to find alternative sources of supply from India or Egypt had little success. Deprived...
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The finest in American Civil War Relics & Military Antiques from the Antietam & Surrounding Areas. We are a full time relic dealer servicing the Antietam and surrounding areas. The majority of our dug relics come from Jefferson County West Virginia, Clarke County Virginia, and Washington & Frederick Counties of Maryland. We live and operate out of a historically rich area. There were a lot of...
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