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Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war.

-- Thucydides

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Direct to Co. A, 22 NY Cav Camp Remount
Sunday, June 20, 2010 (Civil War)
19th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 (Civil War)
16th Tennessee Infantry
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 (Civil War)
Civil War Diary, 1864-1865
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 (Civil War)
In a Charge Near Fort Hell
Monday, December 13, 2004 (Civil War)
A Tar Heel Confederate Soldier
Monday, December 13, 2004 (Civil War)
Iron Brigade
Monday, December 13, 2004 (Civil War)
99th New York Infantry Regiment
Thursday, September 30, 2004 (Civil War)
Civil War Diary, Feb., 1864 to Jan., 1865
Thursday, September 30, 2004 (Civil War)
The letters of Newton Scott
Friday, September 10, 2004 (Civil War)
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1865: Confederate General Joseph Johnston officially surrenders his army to General William T. Sherman at Durham Station, North Carolina.

1865: John Wilkes Booth is killed when Union soldiers track him down to a Virginia farm 12 days after he assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.

1865: Joseph E. Johnston surrenders the Army of Tennessee to Sherman.

1937: The ancient Basque town of Guernica in northern Spain is bombed by German planes.

1952: Armistice negotiations are resumed.

1971: The U.S. command in Saigon announces that the U.S. force level in Vietnam is 281,400 men, the lowest since July 1966.

1972: President Nixon, despite the ongoing communist offensive, announces that another 20,000 U.S. troops will be withdrawn from Vietnam in May and June, reducing authorized troop strength to 49,000.