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This year marks the 241st anniversary of our Declaration of Independence. We are recommending ten 4th of July events and activities to enjoy at historic attractions nationwide, from artillery programs at Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, to a salute to Independence at Antietam National Battlefield [ Civilwar.org Link ] #IndependenceDay #July4
This year marks the 241st anniversary of our Declaration of Independence We

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About 1,400 acres of the Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain battlefields stand ready to become Virginia's next state park, an effort spearheaded by the Brandy Station & Cedar Mountain State Park Alliance. Members of the Alliance spoke to AAA World Magazine about the incredible significance of this hallowed ground, as well as the recreational and educational opportunities the new park would spur.
About 1400 acres of the Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain battlefields stand

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06/21/2017 at 22:03. Facebook
Join us at Lee’s Headquarters at Gettysburg this weekend for an Artillery Encampment and Demonstration! Artillery firing demonstrations will take place at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on both Saturday, June 24th and Sunday, June 25th. The headquarters home will be open to the public from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on both days as well.
The house and grounds, which served as Gen. Lee’s command center...
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Join us at Lees Headquarters at Gettysburg this weekend for an Artillery

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06/21/2017 at 14:13. Facebook
Get ready for Gettysburg Live! Experience Gettysburg as it happened 154 years ago through a series of Facebook Live events with battlefield experts and noted historians . We will be holding a kickoff Live event on June 26th 11 AM the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg cupola (pictured just two weeks after the battle) with our friends from Seminary Ridge Museum - Gettysburg and...
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Get ready for Gettysburg Live Experience Gettysburg as it happened 154 years
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06/20/2017 at 21:53. Facebook
In their new book, Civil War Trust board member and former University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley joins with Sam Thomas to share the evocative correspondence between a young Athens soldier and his wife during the Civil War. [ Onlineathens.com Link ]
In their new book Civil War Trust board member and former University

Vince Dooley, Cobb House curator Sam Thomas team up in book on Athens Civil War figure

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06/20/2017 at 14:06. Facebook
We now have the chance to reclaim an unprotected piece of hallowed ground at the First Day’s battlefield at Gettysburg. This parcel on Oak Ridge saw intense combat on the afternoon of July 1, 1863.
On Oak Ridge, men from Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania dealt deadly fire into the faces of Colonel Alfred Iverson’s North Carolinians. The Yankees waited until the Rebels were within 50...
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06/19/2017 at 21:12. Facebook
The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati recently discovered a document listing the personal effects of Anthony Morris, who died at the Battle of Princeton on January 3, 1777. While leading a charge ordered by George Washington, the 38-year-old major was bayoneted in the neck and struck by grapeshot on his chin, knee and right temple. He was carried to the nearby...
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The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati recently discovered

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06/19/2017 at 13:28. Facebook
As Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army swept through central Pennsylvania in 1863, a wave of patriotism mixed with fear spread over the Keystone State. Many Pennsylvanians old and young alike rallied to the colors and joined the army to help protect their homes from the invading Rebel horde.
Now you and your loved ones can help us recreate that thrilling period in our nation’s history by joining...
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As Robert E Lees Confederate army swept through central Pennsylvania in 1863

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06/18/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
The Battle of Middleburg (June 17-19, 1863), one of the first battles of the Gettysburg Campaign, was fought by Federal cavalry seeking the location of the Army of Northern Virginia. 10 facts: [ Civilwar.org Link ]
The Battle of Middleburg June 1719 1863 one of the first battles
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06/18/2017 at 15:15. Facebook
Earlier this month, the Civil War Trust announced the release of "Fighting the Second Civil War" by historian Bob Zeller. The book examines the 30-year history of the Trust from its first battlefield saves to protecting historic shrines like Lee's Headquarters, the Slaughter Pen Farm, and Princeton. Journalist Clint Schemmer reviews this exciting new book, published by Knox Press.
Earlier this month the Civil War Trust announced the release of Fighting

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06/18/2017 at 13:15. Facebook
Happy #FathersDay! Here is an account from Private Robert E. Lee, Jr., of the Rockbridge Artillery, when he encountered his father on the battlefield.

"As one of the Army of Northern Virginia, I occasionally saw the commander-in-chief, on the march, or passed the headquarters close enough to recognise [sic] him and members of his staff, but as a private soldier in [Stonewall] Jackson's corps...
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06/17/2017 at 20:00. Facebook
A breathtaking image of the fall of Petersburg. This photo was taken soon after Confederate forces evacuated the city. Stacked muskets and gear line Bollingbrook Street downtown.
For more photos, look at our Petersburg gallery: [ Civilwar.org Link ]
A breathtaking image of the fall of Petersburg This photo was taken
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06/17/2017 at 14:05. Facebook
If you visit Petersburg, VA today, it might be hard to realize the importance and size of the conflict that took place during the Civil War. For almost ten months, 60,000 Confederate soldiers and 115,000 Union soldiers who, prior to the war, were used to having a roof over their heads, made their homes in muddy, disease-ridden trenches where they endured extreme conditions. A high price was...
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If you visit Petersburg VA today it might be hard to realize

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Charlie Adametz
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06/16/2017 at 20:06. Facebook
The 154th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg is almost here! If you can’t experience the battlefield in person, you can interact with us on Facebook throughout the entire weekend. We’ll be holding a series of Facebook Live events from July 1-3, and all you need to do is visit our Facebook page to watch.
On June 26th at 11 a.m., we’ll be kicking off from the Lutheran Theological Seminary...
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The 154th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg is almost here If
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06/16/2017 at 13:54. Facebook
The Petersburg Campaign encompassed 292 days of combat, maneuver, and trench warfare between June 15, 1864, and April 2, 1865.
From June 15-17, 1864, the outnumbered Confederate General Beauregard and his troops saved Petersburg from Union capture. He created a third defensive line along high ground closer to the city and occupied it on the morning of June 18, welcoming reinforcements from...
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The Petersburg Campaign encompassed 292 days of combat maneuver and trench warfare

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General Ulysses S. Grant's failure to capture Richmond or destroy the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the Overland Campaign (May 4-June 12, 1864) cause him to cast his glance towards Petersburg. Capturing this important transportation hub would isolate the Confederate capital and force General Robert E. Lee to either evacuate Richmond or fight the numerically superior Grant on...
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General Ulysses S Grants failure to capture Richmond or destroy the Confederate
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In 1987, a small group of historians and concerned citizens joined together in hopes of preventing the loss of America’s Civil War battlefields. Thirty years later, the Civil War Trust has saved more than 46,000 acres at more than 100 battlefields in 24 states, creating battlefield parks where none existed and, in many cases, restoring the land to its Civil War appearance. [ Civilwar.org Link ]
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The Battle of Trevilian Station was the largest all-cavalry battle of the Civil War, and a pivotal moment in Grant’s 1864 strategy.
This battle has also been called “Custer’s First Last Stand” by historian Eric Wittenberg, when Union Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer and his command of Michigan troopers, at one point found themselves completely surrounded and saved themselves only...
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The Battle of Trevilian Station was the largest allcavalry battle of the

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In commemoration of our 30th anniversary, a new book explores the rise of the Civil War Trust, from humble beginnings to become the national champion for historic battlefield preservation. Fighting the Second Civil War: A History of Battlefield Preservation and the Emergence of the Civil War Trust, by historian Bob Zeller, tells the story of the Civil War Trust’s extraordinary journey to...
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In commemoration of our 30th anniversary a new book explores the rise
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