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Civil War Courier

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Publisher: Lakeway Publishers | Category: History | Frequency: Monthly

Recent Stories from Civil War Courier

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As the calendar turned to 2023, the American Battlefield Trust paused to reflect on a year of much-anticipated preservation victories, record-setting digital engagement, industry-leading advocacy efforts and a collaborative commitment to producing innovative educational products and pathways…

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FRANKLIN, TENN.— Artist Alan Buck was so inspired and motivated by his guided tour of the Lotz House he designed and built a miniature facade of the historic home which was originally built by Johann Albert Lotz from 1855 To 1858.

Deep wounds of the arm, leg, chest, and abdomen presented often-impossible problems for Civil War Surgeons. One of the only instruments available for seizing and holding displaced or severed arteries was the sharp, slender hook called a tenaculum.

NEW YORK (AP) — Before turning against the U.S. military to command the Confederate army, Robert E. Lee served as the superintendent of West Point, the hallowed military academy that produced patriots like Ulysses S. Grant, Douglas MacArthur and Dwight Eisenhower.

On a sunbaked hill in Virginia in June 1863, nearly 19,000 mounted soldiers clashed in the largest one-day cavalry battle in the history of the United States. Precipitated by the Confederate victory at Chancellorsville a little over a month before, the Battle of Brandy Station was the openin…

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The spirit of Christmas rode the wind as I pulled into the beautiful Kidwell Baptist Church located near Morristown, Tennessee.

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The Washington-Lewis Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, recently applied for an award to present to the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield for their outstanding work on creating their Hospital Room exhibit at Ellwood.

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On October 19, 1862, the mountains of eastern Kentucky were alive with vibrant colors that covered the spectrum of hues.

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While at the Battle of Wildcat reenactment, I was invited to the Ladies Tea and Social.

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The night President Lincoln died, the surgeons used Dr. Nélaton’s probe. At the Petersen House, Dr. Leale (who treated the President at Ford’s Theatre) was joined by Lincoln’s family physician Dr. Robert K. Stone, members of the President’s cabinet, and Mrs. Lincoln’s pastor, Reverend Dr. Ph…

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CENTREVILLE, Va. (AP) — D.P. Newton’s extensive collection of Civil War artifacts that once filled his southern Stafford County museum is now on permanent display in Centreville at a business that touches the east side of the Manassas National Battlefield Park.

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Shiloh Battlefield’s Visitor Center is scheduled to undergo construction work throughout the entire 87-year old building. “This work is scheduled to start Monday, November 28, will take several months to complete.” said Superintendent Allen Etheridge. No re-opening date has been scheduled.

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MATHEWS, Va. (AP) — A county board in Virginia is moving ahead with plans to deed the public land under a Confederate statue on the historic courthouse green to a private preservation group to prevent the statue from being taken down in the future.

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