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A photo taken 150 years ago of a runaway slave changed the way Americans saw the Civil War

It isn’t possible to tell the story of the Civil War without recourse to the million photographic images that were created, some of the best of which are part of a new museum exhibition. by Ted Widmer Article originally appeared … Continue reading

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Quotes regarding the 14th Brooklyn N.Y.S.M. during the Civil War

The following is a list of quotes about the 14th Brooklyn, New York State Militia, compiled by Bob Duffy in the mid-1980s. The 14th Brooklyn is an oft-overlooked regiment that fought in 22 major engagements during their three years with … Continue reading

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Civil war lit

How the War between the States changed American literature By Craig Fehrman, Boston Globe April 10, 2011 One April night in 1861, almost exactly 150 years ago, Walt Whitman decided to go to the opera. After watching a performance of Verdi, … Continue reading

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