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On April 29, 1813, the soldiers at Fort Meigs had been surrounded for two days by British forces and their Native American allies. The First Siege of Fort Meigs would help turn the tide of war and usher in a series of American victories that would secure the Ohio frontier.
On May 27-28, 2017, Fort Meigs will host re-enactors from across the U.S. and Canada to commemorate the First Siege of...
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Many people (even Civil War fans) have never heard of the Slaughter Pen Farm. It was the scene of the most ferocious fighting of the Battle of Fredericksburg. Recall on December 13, 1862, Union General Ambrose Burnside ordered General William B. Franklin to attack Stonewall Jackson's position on the heights south of Fredericksburg. The ensuing fight lasted several hours leaving 9,000 Americans...
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Many people even Civil War fans have never heard of the Slaughter

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05/23/2017 at 20:45. Facebook
Timothy O'Sullivan took a series of photographs of the council of war from the second story of Massaponax Church in late May, 1864. Here, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant met with Gen. George Meade to plan their advance across the North Anna River. In this photo, Grant is leaning over the pew to examine a map in Meade's lap.
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Timothy OSullivan took a series of photographs of the council of war
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05/23/2017 at 13:52. Facebook
The Battle of North Anna, May 23-26, 1864
After the fighting at Spotsylvania Court House, Grant continued his Overland Offensive against Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. He was brought up short on the North Anna River by Lee’s widely studied “hog snout line,” which forced Grant to divide his army into three parts in order to attack. On May 23, 1864, one of A.P. Hill’s divisions assaulted the V...
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The Battle of North Anna May 2326 1864 After the fighting at

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05/22/2017 at 21:09. Facebook
#OnThisDay in 1781: The Siege of Ninety-Six, SC (May 22, 1781)
OnThisDay in 1781: The Siege of NinetySix SC May 22 1781

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Vicky Krumm Duke
Kirsten Bray
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05/22/2017 at 14:23. Facebook
#OnThisDay in 1863, the War Department issued General Order Number 143 to establish the Bureau of Colored Troops.
Approximately 180,000 men- many former slaves- volunteered to fight in the Union army; nearly 40,000 gave their lives for the cause.
In this In4, Historian Hari Jones summarizes the experience of African American Civil War soldiers, from emancipation, to the authorization of...
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Stephen Bluth
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05/21/2017 at 20:15. Facebook
It has been over 25 years since the debut of The Civil War: A Film by Ken Burns. How closely did you watch this iconic film? Test your knowledge to see what you recall from the series.
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It has been over 25 years since the debut of The Civil

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05/21/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
During your travels this summer, come check out Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg National Military Park which is open to the public and includes an interpretive trail. Additionally, the inside of the house will be open for viewing on June 9-10, June 24, June 30 - July 2, November 19 and December 9. [ Civilwar.org Link ]
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05/20/2017 at 19:48. Facebook
Just as it was during the Civil War, the region encompassing the Chancellorsville and Wilderness battlefields has continued to be contested territory in the last 30 years.
Since the creation of the Civil War Trust, the Trust, our partners, and supporters have waged a long, hard battle to protect the sites of terrible combat and heroic sacrifice. With your help, we have saved more than 1,288...
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Matthew King
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05/20/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
This #ArmedForcesDay, we pay tribute to the men and women who serve in the United States Armed Forces. Learn about soldier life in the Civil War, from camp to the battlefield: [ Civilwar.org Link ]
This ArmedForcesDay we pay tribute to the men and women who serve

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05/19/2017 at 14:09. Facebook
Ulysses S. Grant tried to take Vicksburg by storm twice before settling in to a siege.

The Confederate army marched into Vicksburg on May 17, 1863, with Grant’s Federals hot on their heels. Seeing an opportunity to strike while his opponent was disorganized, Grant ordered a small-scale assault on three axes, the Graveyard Road, the Jackson Road, and the Southern Railroad on May 19. Despite...
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Ulysses S Grant tried to take Vicksburg by storm twice before settling in to a siege

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Craig Perry
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05/18/2017 at 21:24. Facebook
After the Civil War, men and women across the United States set aside one day each spring to commemorate the sacrifices of those who died to bring the nation back together. That holiday, now known as Memorial Day, has been a popular tradition ever since. Learn how you can honor the Civil War generation on this Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, by attending these historic sites. [ Civilwar.org Link ]
After the Civil War men and women across the United States set

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05/18/2017 at 13:42. Facebook
Do you want to experience what it’s like to be a reenactor first-hand? Now you have the opportunity to go back in time and experience the training, rules, and lifestyle that the soldiers of blue and gray experienced, just before the 154th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
The first annual School of the Soldier is being held at the Gettysburg Reenactment site on June 30. The School of...
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Historically, successful battlefield commanders possessed certain common characteristics-perspective, responsibility, intuition, daring, and endurance. These traits were conspicuously lacking in the leadership of Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton during the Vicksburg campaign.
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Historically successful battlefield commanders possessed certain common characte

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We recently called on our supporters to help preserve 37 acres at Gettysburg battlefield, the site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Situated on Barlow’s Knoll, the land saw intense combat on July 1, 1863, resulting in hundreds of casualties including Brigadier General Francis Channing Barlow.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we can now celebrate victory on this significant...
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We recently called on our supporters to help preserve 37 acres at

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Michael Ondrusek
The Battle of Champion Hill (May 16, 1863) was the largest and bloodiest action of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s Vicksburg Campaign. Following the Union capture of Jackson, Mississippi, Grant's 32,000 advancing Union soldiers met 22,000 Confederates under Maj. Gen. John C. Pemberton in a fierce struggle for a vital crossroads roughly halfway between Vicksburg and Jackson.
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The Battle of Champion Hill May 16 1863 was the largest and

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Graham Wride
William Austin
The Battle of New Market (May 15, 1864) is one of the most-written about minor engagements of the entire Civil War. This fascination is in large part due to the participation of the Corps of Cadets from the Virginia Military Institute. Yet for all the literature that has been written about New Market — much of it centering on the cadets — some aspects of the battle have not been fully...
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The Battle of New Market May 15 1864 is one of the

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Historian Stephen Davis discusses the fight for control of Van Den Corput's battery at Resaca on May 15, 1864.
This video is from our Atlanta Campaign Battle App®, which covers the major battlefields from the first fighting at Rocky Face Ridge to the Surrender of Atlanta, including Resaca, Pickett’s Mill, Kennesaw Mountain, and many more. It is available on apple and android devices: [...
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Gen. Thomas J. Jackson’s story did not end at Chancellorsville. The string of monuments and markers dedicated to his wounding, amputation and death can make it difficult to sift through the chain of events caused by Jackson’s injury and the multiple locations where Jackson came to rest. Read about the unexpected journey of Jackson’s left arm: [ Civilwar.org Link ]
Gen Thomas J Jacksons story did not end at Chancellorsville The string

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Niki Burris Hunter
William Griggs
The Overland Campaign, some 40-odd days of maneuver and combat between the Rapidan and James Rivers, pitted the Civil War’s premier generals — Lt. Gen Ulysses S. Grant for the Union, and Gen. Robert E. Lee for the Confederacy — against one another in a grueling contest of endurance and guile. Discover the battlefields in 360° with our interactive virtual tour, featuring clickable details,...
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The Overland Campaign some 40odd days of maneuver and combat between the

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