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2014 Civil War Commemorative Stamps

The U.S. Postal Service has released the designs for the 2014 Civil War commemorative stamps, the fourth issues in this popular series marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.  This year, the stamps...

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The 8th Illinois Cavalry at the Battle of Monocacy

In July of 1864, most of the 8th Illinois Cavalry was stationed in the Washington D.C. area and was involved in guard duty and patrols against Colonel John F. Mosby’s guerillas.  This regiment of...

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Visiting Stones River National Battlefield

The Battle of Stones River was  fought at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 31st, 1862 to January 2nd, 1863. The Union Army of the Cumberland under Major General William Rosecrans fought Confederate General Braxton Bragg’s...