Category: Modern Events

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The Civil War in the News: Spring 2012

A sunken Confederate ironclad and a soldier’s arm from Antietam are in the news this spring. CSS Georgia Shipwreck Holds Up Dredging of Savannah Harbor The government is set to deepen the ship channel...

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2012 Civil War Commemorative Stamps

During the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the U.S. Postal Service is issuing two Civil War commemorative stamps each year from 2011-2015. Each stamp in the series commemorates a significant event that occurred 150 years ago...

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Visiting Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

Located about a dozen miles southwest of Springfield, Missouri, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield was established in 1960. The Battle of Wilson’s Creek was fought on August 10th, 1861 and was the second major battle...

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Ohio’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration

The State of Ohio sent over 200 infantry, cavalry, and artillery regiments into action in the Civil War. Approximately 35,500 Ohioans who served in the war died of combat wounds or disease.  Ohio was...