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Bells Tolling April 9 To Mark Anniversary Of Civil War End

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Bells will ring in unison across Minnesota and other places in the country on April 9 to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s end. 114 more words

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150th Anniversary of Lee's Surrender at Appomattox Court House

True – I failed to commemorate the 1st anniversary of this blog (last week on March 17th) but I will not miss the historic anniversary that takes place in two weeks in small town in Virginia – less than 125 miles from where I’m sitting right now. 547 more words

150th Anniversary Of Lee's Surrender

Some Context from Donelson for the 150th's Surrender Season

With the Sesquicentennial’s surrender season nearly upon us, this week presents a good opportunity for us to give upcoming events some context—for it was this week in 1862 that Ulysses S. 508 more words

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How Disobedient Confederate Generals Saved America

The South didn’t have to surrender in 1865, at the end of the U.S. Civil War. Its armies had lost, but Confederate soldiers could’ve taken to the hills and forests to fight a guerrilla war. 268 more words

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Sesquicentennial's final stretch run ... to Appomattox in 2015!

Civil War Trust is playing the “Long Game,” as they have all through the Sesquicentennial, as they look to 2015.  On Friday, October 31, the… 336 more words

American Civil War

Appomattox Court House

The Civil War cost more American lives than any other conflict in our nation’s history. Both the Union and the Confederacy fought with passion. However, only the Union would walk the long hard road to victory. 534 more words

History

Appomattox as Never Seen by Abraham Lincoln

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
From a Cirrus SR20 at ~ 1,800′ AGL

Nearly all of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency was consumed by the Civil War: from April 12, 1861 (when Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter) until Robert E. 216 more words

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