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American Memory--1,118 Civil War photos... and more  Popular

1,118 Civil War photos... and more The Selected Civil War Photographs Collection contains 1,118 photographs. Most of the images were made under the supervision of Mathew B. Brady, and include scenes of military personnel, preparations for battle, and battle after-effects. The collection also includes portraits of both Confederate and Union officers, and a selection of enlisted men. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/cwdes.html
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Civil War Album  Popular

This site is a collection of photos and stories of various battlefields
Added on: 21-Sep-2001 | hits: 1043
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Civil War History  Popular

We are historians, history buffs, or other people who love the Civil War (or, if you prefer, the War Between the States). We combine our talents to present our knowledge of this period in our nationís history in the hopes that you, the reader, will gain increased knowledge about our nation and its history.
Added on: 13-Nov-2007 | hits: 945
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National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers  Popular

Our facility was created on March 3,1865 by President Abraham Lincoln to care for Civil War soldiers. We are now known as the Dayton VA Medical Center. We are one of the original facilities for what is now the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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National Park Service  Popular

The National Park Service has online brochures and maps for most national parks.
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The Civil War Archive  Popular

The Civil War Archives contains links to regimental and corps histories, diaries, and letters.
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U.S. Civil War Regimental Histories in the Library of Congress  Popular

This site contains titles and authors of U.S. regimental histories in the Library of Congress
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1099: Christian Crusaders march around Jerusalem as Muslims watch from within the city.

1686: The Austrians take Budapest from the Turks and annex Hungary.

1709: Peter the Great defeats Charles XII at Poltava, in the Ukraine, effectively ending the Swedish empire.

1758: The British attack on Fort Carillon at Ticonderoga, New York, is foiled by the French.

1794: French troops capture Brussels, Belgium.

1863: Port Hudson, the Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River in Louisiana, falls to Nathaniel Banks Union force.

1864: Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston retreats into Atlanta to prevent being flanked by Union General William T. Sherman.

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