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Visiting Fort Pulaski National Monument

In the first half of the 19th century, the United States built dozens of masonry forts along the East and Gulf coasts to protect ports and prevent invading armies from using rivers to move...

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The Capture of Fort Pulaski

After the War of 1812, the United States government began constructing a series of fortifications along the East and Gulf coasts to protect port cities from attack and to prevent strategic rivers from becoming...

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The Battle of Corydon, Indiana

Though the border state of Kentucky saw much fighting during the Civil War, the state of Indiana, its neighbor to the north across the Ohio River, was largely spared from military action on its...

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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Quick Facts

Name Meaning: Joshua is of Hebrew origin and means “God is Salvation”. Vital Stats: Birthday: September 28, 1828 Birth Name: Lawrence Joshua Chamberlain (he would eventually reverse his first and middle names) Birthplace: Brewer,...