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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
Added on: 19-Nov-2002 | hits: 1613
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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: 863
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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: 753
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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.
Added on: 22-Sep-2001 | hits: 1549
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The Civil War Archive  Popular

The Civil War Archives contains links to regimental and corps histories, diaries, and letters.
Added on: 22-Sep-2001 | hits: 2076
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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
Added on: 22-Sep-2001 | hits: 1590
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1853: The Allies defeat the Russians at the battle of Alma on the Crimean Peninsula.

1863: In one of the bloodiest battles of the war, the Confederate Army of Tennessee drives the Union Army of the Cumberland back into Chattanooga, Tennessee, from Chickamauga Creek in northern Georgia.

1917: British advance east of Ypres and take Inverness Copse, Glencorse Wood, Veldhoek, and part of Polygon Wood amassing 2,000 prisoners.

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1968: U.S. military spokesmen defend the use of defoliants in Vietnam at a news conference in Saigon, claiming that the use of the agents in selected areas of South Vietnam had neither appreciably altered the countrys ecology, nor produced any harmful effects on human or animal life.

1972: The USAF reveals that U.S. planes have been mining the coastal rivers and canals of northern Quang Tri province below the DMZ, the first mining of waterways within South Vietnam.

480: Themistocles and his Greek fleet win one of historys first decisive naval victories over Xerxes Persian force off Salamis.