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Text of H.R. 4003 – Civil War Defenses of Washington National Historical Park Act

113th CONGRESS2d Session H. R. 4003     To designate the Civil War Defenses of Washington National Historical Park comprised of certain National Park System lands, and by affiliation and cooperative agreements other historically significant resources, located in the District … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 6-12, 1864

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force (www.mncivilwar150.com and “Minnesota Civil War 150” on Facebook)   Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday July 6, 1864 Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal Early’s troops captured Hagerstown, Maryland; skirmished at Sir … Continue reading

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This Week in the Civil War: April 16-22, 1862

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week       Wednesday April 16, 1862 Confederate President Jefferson Davis approved an act of the Confederate Congress calling for the conscription of every white … Continue reading

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National Park Service Director Jarvis Addresses The Value and Importance Of Maintaining Civil War Sites

Submitted by Jon Jarvis on July 25, 2011 – National Parks Traveler Editor’s note: As the National Park Service last week commemorated the start of the Civil War 150 years ago, Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis addressed an audience at the Manassas National Battlefield and … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history – April 24, 1865 – Hancock issues proclamation

On this date, 146 years ago – Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock ordered the following handbills printed and distributed to free blacks in the communities of Virginia and Maryland along the Potomac River. John Wilkes Booth, President Lincoln’s assassin, and … Continue reading

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