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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: 1638
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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: 884
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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: 792
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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: 1582
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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: 2103
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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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This Day in History
1863: President Lincoln boards a train for Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to deliver a short speech at the dedication for the cemetery of soldiers killed during the battle there on July 1 to 3, 1863. The address he gave became perhaps the most famous speech in American history, the Gettysburg Address.

1890: The USS Maine, the first American battleship, is launched.

1944: Adolf Hitler meets with Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano over Mussolinis disastrous invasion of Greece.

1949: The U.S. Air Force grounds B-29s after two crashes and 23 deaths in three days.

1951: For the first time in the Korean War, MiG jet fighters are destroyed on the ground in North Korea by two F-86 Sabres in a strafing run.

1952: F9F Panthers from the USS Oriskany shot down two Russian MiG jet fighters and damaged a third over North Korea. The Russian MiGs had been operating from a base near Vladivostok.

1964: In the largest air assault of the war thus far, 116 U.S. and South Vietnamese aircraft fly 1,100 South Vietnamese troops into Binh Duong and Tay Ninh Provinces to attack what is believed to be a major communist stronghold.

1969: Sixty South Vietnamese men are killed or wounded when their troops clash with communist forces in the Mekong Delta. The North Vietnamese lost only 14 men. The battle was the first major action in the northern delta since the U.S. 9th Division was withdrawn and the South Vietnamese assumed responsibility for the area.

1970: President Nixon requests $155 million in new funds for Cambodia, $85 million of which would be for military assistance, mainly in the form of ammunition.

1983: Argentina announces its ability to produce enriched uranium for nuclear weapons.