Category: Memorials


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The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Indiana

Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky and rose to national prominence in Illinois, but in between, he spent 14 years growing up in Indiana. Late in 1816, Thomas Lincoln moved his family–his wife Nancy...

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The Building Where Stonewall Jackson Spent His Last Days

After he was wounded by friendly fire while scouting the battlefield at night on May 2nd, 1863, at the Battle of Chancellorsville, General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was taken to a field hospital where his...

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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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The Eternal Light Peace Monument at Gettysburg

On July 3rd, 1938, some 1800 aged Union and Confederate veterans of the Civil War were gathered at Gettysburg National Military Park. It was the 75th anniversary of the third and final day of...