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After oversight, Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment abolishing slavery almost 150 years after its adoption

Easy AdSense by Unreal The state thought it had approved the amendment in 1995, but a clerical error left the ratification unresolved, learned Dr. Ranjan Batra of Ole Miss, who was inspired by the film ‘Lincoln.’ The state took action, … Continue reading

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Panel Discussion for the film LINCOLN

The Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force hosted a premiere screening of the film “Lincoln” at the Theatres at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota on November 16, 2012 with a post-film panel discussion. [amazon_link id="1358327417" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ][/amazon_link] … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Address text

On this date 148 years ago, the final battle, forever known as Pickett’s Charge, occurred at Gettysburg, Pa. Even though the speech was not given until November 1863, it is still important, during this Civil War Sesquicentennial, to take a … Continue reading

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It was 150 years ago in the Civil War [April 12-30, 1861]

April 12, 1861 – Fort Sumter fired upon in Charleston, South Carolina. April 14, 1861 – Fort Sumter surrendered. April 15, 1861 – President Lincoln calls for volunteers A Proclamation by the President of the United Stales. Whereas, the laws … Continue reading

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Historical Inaccuracies in ‘The Conspirator’

by Jeffrey S. Williams Okay, so we know that the James Solomon/Robert Redford film The Conspirator, now entering its second full weekend, has some inaccuracies to it. What are they? Here are a few obvious ones that I remember from … Continue reading

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Interactive Map Promotes 150 Little-Known Civil War Sites, Two in Western New York

Rachel Kingston Reporting rkingston@entercom.com WEBN Westfield, NY (WBEN) — To mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, the Appalachian Regional Commission has drawn up an interactive map of 150 historically-significant, but little-known Civil War tourism sites. Two of them can be … Continue reading

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The Conspirator Box Office – Opening Weekend

The numbers are in from “The Conspirator” opening weekend gross. The $25 million budget film for director Robert Redford screened at 707 theaters during the film’s opening weekend. April 15, 2011 – 707 theaters – $1,099,750 total gross ($1,556 per … Continue reading

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