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Robert E. Lee Quick Facts

Name Meaning Robert is of Old German origin, meaning “bright fame” Vital Stats Birthday: January 19th, 1807 Birth Name: Robert Edward Lee Birthplace: Westmoreland County, Virginia Date of Death: October 12th, 1870 Cause: Pneumonia...

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Portable Civil War Artillery: The Mountain Howitzer

The Model 1841 12 Pounder Mountain Howitzer was a  lightweight, scaled down field artillery weapon that was used by both the Union and Confederate armies. Most field artillery in the Civil War was transported...

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April 1861: The Civil War Begins

150 Years Ago in the Civil War On April 5th 1861, Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles ordered a Naval expedition to proceed to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor for the purpose of resupplying...