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Civil War Veterans’ Homes

The Civil War ended in 1865…but how long did the veterans of that war live?  There is some controversy over who was the last man…

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Care of Civil War Soldiers

Today veterans hospitals and retirement homes are common place, but in the years after the Civil War, grassroots efforts began to establish and fund the…

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The Name and the Story Behind An Indiana Couple

Many fourth graders are required to study their states history.  If you live in Indiana you probably studied this name.  Perhaps all of us should…

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“Fair Trade” During the Civil War

Perhaps you’ve heard of “fair trade” products you can purchase in this country that guarantee the producers in developing nations are paid a fair wage…

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Carrying On Without Saying A Word

The work of the Underground Railroad needed to be secretive of course.  But it seems many in this town knew what was going on, yet…

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The Secretive Work of the Couple From Fountain City

In Fountain City, Indiana you will find an older brick home with quite a story.  If you step inside you’ll learn the secretive, yet important…

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A Small Chapter of the Civil War

Whether you are a student of history or not, we each know something about the Civil War.  However, the next chapter is one few have…

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The Surrender of Lee at Appomattox

After four years of Civil War the conflict had claimed over 630,000 lives.  It was time to begin the long process toward peace and healing. …

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The Place Where the Final Chapter of the Civil War Began

Most Americans know it as the place where the Civil War ended.  Although that is not technically true…it is still the spot where the war…

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President Lincoln at the Gettysburg Depot

There was a mix of emotions when President Lincoln stepped onto the platform at this Gettysburg, Pennsylvania railroad depot.  There were feelings of sadness and…

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A Historic Railroad Depot

Many communities have saved and then restored their old rail depots.  That’s the case for this small Pennsylvania town.  However, the depot here has more…

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A Chaplain in the Civil War

In the fall of 1861, Father William Corby, a Notre Dame educated priest, not yet 30 years old, joined the 88th New York and the…

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A Small Rock Marking a Big Impact

There are hundreds of monuments here at Gettysburg National Battlefield. Many times it’s difficult to know the story behind each one…there are simply so many….

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The Role of Chaplains in the Civil War

If you are a student of the Civil War, you probably know some of the important names like Generals Lee and Grant, or battles like…

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The Importance of Faith in Battle

A soldier needs many resources in battle. One of those items is perhaps most important, yet intangible. It’s the importance of one’s faith…and today we…

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Overwhelming Dead in Gettysburg

The numbers of dead and wounded soldiers and horses overwhelmed the population of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1863.  It was up to them and surrounding citizens…

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The Impact of Gettysburg

Most people who visit Gettysburg, Pennsylvania tour the battlefield and learn about the fighting that took place in the first week of July 1863.  Many…

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Getting Caught in the Battle of Gettysburg

When the battle began here in Gettysburg, Hettie Shriver and her two young daughters left town and went to stay with her parents.  Unfortunately, her parents…

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The 150th Annivesary of the Gettysburg Address

Just four months after the Battle of Gettysburg, over 50,000 people came to that town for the dedication of a cemetery to honor the war…

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Where’s Waldo?

A few years ago, you may remember the popular Where’s Waldo books that had kids searching for a man hidden in pictures.  Today, we search…

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