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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...

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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,...