Author: Mark

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Colonel Norman J. Hall’s Report for the Battle of Fredericksburg

Major General Ambrose Burnside’s plan for the capture of Fredericksburg, Virginia in November 1862 depended on the timely arrival of pontoon bridge building materials so that his army could cross the Rappahannock River into...

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Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

In November 1863, President Abraham Lincoln accepted an invitation to speak at the dedication ceremony for the new cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania where the Union Army dead from the battle there in July were...