Tagged: Iowa


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Poetry: Sherman’s March to the Sea

“Sherman’s March to the Sea” is a poem written in 1864 by Samuel Hawkins Marshall Byers III, 5th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Byers wrote it while a prisoner in Colombia, S.C. The poem was set...

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The Union State Memorials at Vicksburg National Military Park

There are over 1300 monuments, tablets, statues, and markers of all types at Vicksburg National Military Park (as well as some outside the park boundaries). These monuments mark positions of individual regiments, honor unit...

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General Alvin P. Hovey’s Division At the Battle of Champion Hill

Key Battle in the Vicksburg Campaign After crossing the Mississippi River at Bruinsburg, Mississippi on April 30th, the Union Army of Major General Ulysses S. Grant marched inland in a northeasterly direction.  Grant’s forces...

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The Earp Brothers Union Army Service in the Civil War

The Earp Brothers were among the more famous characters in the Old West, due in large part to the participation of three of the brothers in the October 1881 Gunfight at the OK Corral...