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Report of first doctor to reach Abraham Lincoln after he was shot is found

The first doctor to reach President Abraham Lincoln after he was shot in a Washington theater rushed to his ceremonial box and found him paralyzed, comatose and leaning against his wife. Dr. Charles Leale ordered brandy and water to be … Continue reading

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Wool-clad Civil War re-enactors brace for heat

MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — For all the attention to authenticity, organizers for a major re-enactment marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bull Run can’t replicate one important detail: the weather. Forecasts this weekend in Manassas … Continue reading

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This week in the Civil War

Courtesy of the Associated Press This Week in The Civil War: Lincoln’s proclamation On April 15, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln issues a proclamation seeking to muster 75,000 volunteer troops and calling a special session of Congress to open July 4th. … Continue reading

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