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John F. Reynolds Quick Facts

Name Meaning John is of Hebrew origin and means “God is gracious” Vital Stats Birthday: September 20th, 1820 Birth Name: John Fulton Reynolds Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania Height: 6 feet Date of Death: July 1st,...

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Civil War Ships in the News Spring 2014

A Round Up of Civil War Era Ships in the News in the Spring of 2014 USS Monitor Restoration Resumes Ever since portions of the Union ironclad USS Monitor were recovered from the waters...

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Overland and Atlanta Campaigns Begin: May 1864

May 1864 in the Civil War With all planning and preparations complete, the much anticipated spring campaigns under the overall command of Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant began in early May.  Grant’s plan called...