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The 24th Michigan Infantry at Gettysburg

The 24th Michigan Infantry was organized in the summer of 1862 and joined the Iron Brigade in October of that year after the brigade had been reduced from casualties suffered at the battles of...

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Civil War in the News Fall 2012

Here’s a look at a few Civil War related items in the news this fall. Missouri Man Admits He Removed Remains From Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield In an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office,...

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Pennsylvania Oilman John Wilkes Booth

By the end of 1863, John Wilkes Booth had reached the peak of his acting career. He was earning $20,000 a year from his work on the stage which was  big money in the 1860s....