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Grant headquarters re-established at Appomattox

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 7:09 am

The weekend of Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20, was a bustling one at the Appomattox Court House National Historic Park as General U. S. Grant’s headquarters was set up, for the third consecutive year, in the spacious yard next to the Wilmer McClean House. Simultaneously, a large contingent of Confederate troops was camped in a field just down the graveled lane on the opposite area of the house, which is

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John Guss with the “Unity” marker at the Bennett Place.

Memorial Day Remembrance at the Bennett Place

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 7:31 am

A Memorial Day Remembrance has become a traditional event at The Bennett Place in Durham, North Carolina. The site recognizes Major General John A. Logan, who was part of the peace negotiations at the Bennett Farm. He later became a U.S. Senator from his home state of Illinois and was instrumental in getting Memorial Day recognized as an official National Day of Remembrance to all who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

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“Civil War History of Camp McDonald” Special Lecture August 5, 2014 Acworth, Georgia

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 8:39 am

During the Civil War, Big Shanty served as home to the largest military camp in Georgia. Thousands of young men learned the art of war at Camp McDonald before fighting on distant battlefields. Civil War historian Michael K. Shaffer will provide insights on this unique installation. This lecture takes place on August 5, 2104 at 6:30 p.m. at Acworth Bookstore, 4857 N. Main St, Acworth, Ga 30101. Admission is free. For more information call

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Our One Common Country Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1864

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm

By 1864 President Lincoln was worn down by the Civil War and the terrible cost in lives and the staggering amount of money. In July 1864 he began to consider peace talks. Lincoln was having conflicts with the powerful Radical Republicans who wanted to see the traitorous South punished and would resist any talks. The pro Sothern Northern Democrats and the peace Democrats known as Copperheads were all for peace

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