Civil War

The Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address

Coming in at a mere 278 words, the Gettysburg Address is one of the most famous speeches ever given by anyone, not just by an American president.  At the time President Abraham Lincoln gave it, he thought it was never going to amount to much, but the years since have told a different account.  There are five copies known to ...

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The Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Antietam

Though dark days have dotted all of history, the US Civil War Battle of Antietam, also called the Battle of Sharpsburg, surely ranks as one of the darkest.  More Americans died on this day than on any other day in the country’s history. Taking place over three days in from September 16 to September 18, 1862 in Maryland, the battle ...

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