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Edmund Kirby Smith Quick Facts

Name Meaning: Edmund is of Old English origin and means “wealthy protector”. Vital Stats Birthday: May 16th, 1824 Birth Name: Edmund Kirby Smith (often referred to as Kirby Smith or E. Kirby Smith) Birthplace:...

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Visiting the Battle of Richmond, Kentucky Battlefield

The most famous Richmond in the Civil War is of course, Richmond, Virginia. But another Richmond, this one in east central Kentucky, also was the scene of a battle involving thousands of soldiers. In...

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Visiting Petersburg National Battlefield

In May of 1864, the Army of the Potomac embarked on yet another campaign to destroy Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army in Virginia and capture the Confederate capitol of Richmond. This time, Lieutenant General...