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Articles with keyword "Civil War"

Two sailing vessels at sea in nineteenth century

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A Diplomatic Education

Early in the Civil War, the Union narrowly avoided war with Britain.

Richard I. Dodge

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Just Deserters

Pennsylvania soldiers dodging the Civil War.

Sixth-grade Civil War reenactors

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The Civil War to a Seventh Grader

Middle schoolers comb through diaries, trek over battlefields, and relive history with cameras in hand.

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Editor's Note, January/February 2009

In the 1995 Hollywood movie Copycat, the killer tells Sigourney Weaver’s character, “Did you know, Helen, that there are more books written about Jack the Ripper than Abraham Lincoln?” Hardly

Civil War soldiers from Wisconsin

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Badger Boys in Blue

Wisconsin remembers its Badger Boys who fought for the Union.

Robert E. Lee astride Traveller

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How Did Robert E. Lee Become an American Icon?

The man was remembered, but not his cause.

Image of Lincoln at McClellan's camp

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Lincoln the Great

Though He Didn’t Look That Way at the Time.

William Orton Williams

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Curiously Reckless Rebels

An exquisitely fine pencil drawing hanging in a bedroom at Tudor Place in Georgetown in the nation’s capital has a tragic tale to tell that is lacking in some basic details.

Image of Captain Thomas William Sweeny

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Love and Hate during Wartime

In the Lizzie Gilmore collection of family letters, available through Community and Conflict, a new digital archive devoted to life in the Ozarks during the Civil War, the formalities of correspondenc

Tracing of Louisa May Alcott's hand

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Little Woman

The devilish, dutiful daughter Louisa May Alcott.