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General Ulysses S. Grant Takes Paducah Kentucky

When the Civil War began in 1861, the state of Kentucky was officially neutral.  Though this border state had slavery and a large number of Confederate sympathizers,  Kentucky leaned slightly more toward the Union,...

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Jeopardy! Players Ace Civil War Category

The Civil War was a second round category on the game show Jeopardy! on 12/18/2014. That means the clues were worth double what they are worth in the first round and are supposed to...

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Song: Marching Through Georgia

Songwriter Henry Clay Work (1832-1884) was a Connecticut native and staunch supporter of the Union cause. Work was born into an abolitionist family whose home was a stop on the Underground Railroad and who...