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Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day

The first widely observed Memorial Day occurred on May 30th, 1868. Earlier that month Union General John A. Logan, the national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, a Civil War veterans organization,...

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The Sgt. Richard Kirkland Memorial at Fredericksburg

Located near the Stone Wall and Sunken Road at the foot of Mary’es Heights in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the site of intense fighting at the December 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg, is the Sgt. Richard Rowland...

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General Benjamin Butler Occupies Baltimore

The State of Maryland had divided loyalties in the Civil War. There were regiments of Maryland soldiers in the armies of both sides. Though Maryland never seceded and joined the Confederacy, it was a...

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Treasury Department Announces Harriet Tubman Will be on $20 Bill

The U.S. Treasury Department made its much anticipated announcement April 20th, 2016, regarding the portrait of a woman on a denomination of U.S. currency. Originally, it was intended that Alexander Hamilton would be removed...

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Leonidas Polk Quick Facts

Name Meaning: Leonidas is of Greek origin and means “lion”. Vital Stats Birthday: April 10th, 1806 Birth Name: Leonidas Polk Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina Height: About 6 Feet Date of Death: June 14th, 1864...