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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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Archaeologists race against time to discover what remains of Camp Douglas

Archaeologists dig Into Chicago’s grisliest history

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 8:21 am

The Chicago South Side neighborhood of Douglas doesn’t get a lot of attention these days, and when it does, it’s usually for its gorgeous early architecture, such as the early Frank Lloyd Wright row house currently on the market. Built in 1894, the asking price is $685K. But urban archeologists have spent the last few weeks digging deeper into the neighborhood’s history…which is much less pretty. In September 1861, the

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“Terror on the Border: Summer 1864″ Tours and Lectures on July 23-27, 2014

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 11:22 am

Chambersburg, Pa. Explore the events surrounding the summer of 1864 along the Maryland border, including the Burning of Chambersburg, Pa., and Confederate Gen. Jubal Early’s advance from the Potomac to the fields of Monocacy. The series will features tours and lectures by a group of renowned Civil War historians including Ed Bearss, Jeffry Wert, Richard Sommers and Ted Alexander.

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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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