Category: Memorials

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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...

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The Union State Memorials at Vicksburg National Military Park

There are over 1300 monuments, tablets, statues, and markers of all types at Vicksburg National Military Park (as well as some outside the park boundaries). These monuments mark positions of individual regiments, honor unit...

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The Brainerd Monument in St. Albans, Vermont

On May 5th, 1864 Private Joseph P. Brainerd of Company L,  1st Vermont Cavalry Regiment, was on patrol along the line of march of the Union Army of the Potomac as Lieutenant General Ulysses...