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The sesquicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral

Posted on July 1, 2015 at 2:35 pm

President Abraham Lincoln died at 7:22 a.m., Saturday, April 15, 1865 in Washington, D.C.  The nation mourned.   His embalmed body was carried by train across the North, stopping at 11 cities for grand processions and funerals before arriving in Springfield, Illinois for his burial.  Thousands poured into Springfield to be present at the obsequeies.   One hundred and fifty years later, thousands once more came to Springfield to remember and honor

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Appomattox: The long road home

Posted on July 1, 2015 at 2:31 pm

Editor’s note: This was the article Todd Campbell had just completed and was to forward to us the day of his death. His son Bob was able to locate it and forward it to us so we could share this final contribution of Todd Campbell. When he started the article with: The final installment in the series, I am sure he could never have envisioned it being the last article

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  • The George Spangler Farm offers new programs through August 16

    Posted on June 19, 2015 at 9:59 am

    George Spangler Farm circa 1890.

    Gettysburg, PA – The Gettysburg Foundation will open the historic George Spangler Farm Civil War Field Hospital Site to visitors from June 5 through August 16, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Visitors will be transported back to July and August of 1863 as they walk in the footsteps of those who experienced the disruption and carnage of the battle of Gettysburg. The George Spangler Farm

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  • Morgan Rides into History and Legend: Looking back 151 years

    Posted on June 11, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    John Morgan

    “John Morgan with the remnant of a band composed of the most villainous cut-throats and scoundrels….made his way into this county on Thursday, the 22nd.” (Guernsey Times Extra Addition Cambridge, Ohio July 28, 1863) This article by a local newspaper in 1863  sums up the feeling of Northern residents regarding the antics of Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, who led his Confederate raiders on a chase through Kentucky Indiana and

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A Night at the Museum – A Private Soldier’s War, June 26, 2015, National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Posted on June 9, 2015 at 11:25 am

For more information, call (301) 695-1864. The after-hours tours of the museum begin at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 pm, Friday June 26, 2015. $15 per person, limited to 25 people per tour. Visitors will follow their guide through the museum’s galleries, meeting living history interpreters along the way, who will recount one solider’s special story of life in Civil War. Guests will follow the odyssey of Private Peleg Bradford of

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  • Raise the Colors! Special Presentation Hosted by Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office

    Posted on June 9, 2015 at 11:12 am

    For more information visit www.civilwarmed.org call (301) 695-1864 X1013 or email kyle.wichtendahl@civilwarmed.org.  Clara Barton will host a special program on the history and heritage of the American Flag.  On Thursday, June 11, at 7:30 pm, flag collector Robert Hartman will display a portion of expansive collection of US flags as part of a presentation on the flags evolution and meaning. Through war and peace, the American flag has served as

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  • Inside The Lincoln Conspirators Trial Special Event June 13, 2015 Monocacy National Battlefield

    Posted on June 3, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Call (301) 662-3515 to register. Joe Brooks will present the legal view of the highly contested seven-week military trial of the Lincoln Conspirators, conducted less than a month after the assassination when passions were running high and the nation was in shock. He will explore the many provocative legal aspects of the trial, and examine Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace’s unique role as the only attorney chosen to sit on the

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Recalling Deeds Immortal: Florida Monuments to the Civil War

Posted on July 1, 2015 at 2:29 pm

This book is a complete guide to every Civil War monument in Florida from Reconstruction to the present.  The first was erected in 1866 at the Olustee Battlefield by Union troops in 1866.  The first Confederate monument was erected in 1871 in Walton County by the Walton County Female Memorial Society at the Euchee Valley Presbyterian Church and named 94 Confederate soldiers from the county who died during the war. 

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  • Thunder on the River-The Civil War in Northeast Florida

    Posted on July 1, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    This book covers the period of 1840 to 1876 in the Jacksonville, Florida area.  It begins with the sectional debates regarding slavery and its expansion into the nations’ new territories, focusing on the reactions of citizens in northeast Florida, particularly those in Jacksonville.  The Jacksonville Town Council passed ordinances to regulate the life and labor of both slaves and free blacks living within the town of 2,100.  Situated on the

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  • Appomattox 1865

    Posted on July 1, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    There seems to be no end to the new and improved books coming out. One of those is Appomattox 1865 by Ron Field. It begins with an overview of the Appomattox campaign. The full page map has fourteen points numbered on the map to help one better understand the running battle. Then it covers the origins of the battle with Grant’s planning taking place in March 1864. It takes the

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