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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: 1666
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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: 910
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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: 811
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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: 1603
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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: 2120
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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: 1634
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1865: General William T. Sherman begins a march through the Carolinas.

1940: Hitler cancels an attack in the West due to bad weather and the capture of German attack plans in Belgium.

1942: Japans advance into Burma begins.

1944: The U.S. First and Third armies link up at Houffalize, effectively ending the Battle of the Bulge.

1944: Eisenhower assumes supreme command of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe.

1945: Adolf Hitler takes to his underground bunker, where he remains for 105 days until he commits suicide.

1952: Knowing the requirements of the Korean war firsthand, General Earle E. Partridge, former Fifth Air Force Commander, put the full resources of the USAF Air Research and Development Command into searching for ways to increase the performance of the F-86 Sabre during this period. This top-priority effort led to the improved wing design "F" model that entered service with the 51st Wing in August 1952. The aircrafts operating altitude increased to 52,000 feet and its maximum speed went to Mach 1.05. In addition, the F-86F could make tighter turns at high altitudes.

1964: President Johnson approves Oplan 34A, operations to be conducted by South Vietnamese forces supported by the United States to gather intelligence and conduct sabotage to destabilize the North Vietnamese regime.

1969: An agreement is reached in Paris for the opening of expanded peace talks. It was agreed that representatives of the United States, South Vietnam, North Vietnam, and the National Liberation Front would sit at a circular table without nameplates, flags or markings.

1990: In the wake of vicious fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in Azerbaijan, the Soviet government sends in 11,000 troops to quell the conflict.