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The 1st Brigade Band: Civil War Music Historians

I recently attended Evansville, Wisconsin’s  annual Civil War commemoration event. In addition to reenactors portraying soldiers and civilians of 150 years ago, the event also featured the 1st Brigade Band. The band took part in a...

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Abraham Lincoln Quick Facts

Name Meaning Abraham is of Hebrew origin, meaning “father of a multitude” Vital Stats Birthday: February 12, 1809 Birth Name: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace: Hardin County, KY Date of Death: April 15, 1865 Cause: Assassinated...

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Spring 2011 Civil War Film News

Sally Field has been cast as Mary Todd Lincoln in director Stephen Spielberg’s upcoming biographic film about Abraham Lincoln’s Civil War presidency.  Daniel Day-Lewis will portray Lincoln in the film, which is based on...

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April 1861: The Civil War Begins

April 1861 in the Civil War On April 5th 1861, Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles ordered a Naval expedition to proceed to Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor for the purpose of resupplying the...

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March 1861: Abraham Lincoln Inaugurated

150 Years Ago in the Civil War Late in the morning of March 4th, 1861, President elect Abraham Lincoln left Willard’s Hotel in Washington DC, boarded a carriage, and departed for the Capitol. He was...