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The Battle of Corydon, Indiana

Though the border state of Kentucky saw much fighting during the Civil War, the state of Indiana, its neighbor to the north across the Ohio River, was largely spared from military action on its...


Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Quick Facts

Name Meaning: Joshua is of Hebrew origin and means “God is Salvation”. Vital Stats: Birthday: September 28, 1828 Birth Name: Lawrence Joshua Chamberlain (he would eventually reverse his first and middle names) Birthplace: Brewer,...


Edmund Kirby Smith Quick Facts

  Name Meaning: Edmund is of Old English origin and means “wealthy protector”. Vital Stats Birthday: May 16th, 1824 Birth Name: Edmund Kirby Smith (often referred to as Kirby Smith or E. Kirby Smith)...