Monthly Archive: July 2012

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Lt. Col. Edward Bacon Witnesses Civil War Surgery

Although great advancements and improvements in the medical treatment of wounded soldiers were made during the Civil War, surgery in the field hospitals remained a frightening experience. In June of 1863, the 6th Michigan...

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Ambrose E. Burnside Quick Facts

Name Meaning Ambrose is of Greek origin, meaning “immortal” Vital Stats Birthday:  May 23rd, 1824 Birth Name: Ambrose Everett Burnside Birthplace:  Liberty, Indiana Date of Death:  September 13th, 1881 Cause:  Heart disease Place of...

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Stonewall Jackson’s Way

Probably the most famous poem about Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson is “Stonewall Jackson’s Way,” a poem that was set to music. The authorship of the poem is generally attributed to John Williamson Palmer, a doctor...

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The Ulysses S. Grant Home in Galena, Illinois

In August 1865, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant returned home to Galena, Illinois following the conclusion of the Civil War. Earlier that summer, several prominent citizens of Galena had pooled their money and purchased a...