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Braxton Bragg Quick Facts

Name Meaning: Braxton is of Old English origin and means “Bracca’s town” or “Brock’s Town” Vital Stats Birthday: March 22nd, 1817 Birth Name: Braxton Bragg Birthplace: Warrenton, North Carolina Date of Death: September 27th,...

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Harpers Ferry Quarter Issued by U.S. Mint

As part of its America the Beautiful quarters series, the United States Mint has released a quarter commemorating Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia. The back of the coin has an image...

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Nathaniel Lyon Quick Facts

Name Meaning: Nathaniel is of Hebrew origin and means “God has given. Vital Stats Birthday: July 14th, 1818 Birth Name: Nathaniel Lyon Birthplace: Ashford, Connecticut Date of Death: August 10th, 1861 Cause: Killed in...

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Visiting Gettysburg National Military Park

The three day Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (July 1st-3rd, 1863) was the largest and costliest in terms of casualties in the Civil War, with over 51,000 total casualties, including over 7,000 killed. The Union...

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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...