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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...

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Alonzo Cushing Medal of Honor Ceremony (Video)

At long last, on November 6th, 2014, Lt. Alonzo Cushing was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Gettysburg on July 3rd, 1863. Cushing, who was in command of Battery A of...

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Poetry: Sherman’s March to the Sea

“Sherman’s March to the Sea” is a poem written in 1864 by Samuel Hawkins Marshall Byers III, 5th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Byers wrote it while a prisoner in Colombia, S.C. The poem was set...