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Civil War Courier

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

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Editor’s Note: We at the Civil War Courier would like to share our sincere gratitude to Trevor for his 25 years of medical article contributions. Happy Anniversary, Trevor. We appreciate all you have done and continue to do for our organization.

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama and Mississippi closed most government offices Monday, April 24th, for Confederate Memorial Day as efforts have stalled to abolish state holidays that honor the old Confederacy.

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Born December 25, 1821, in North Oxford, Massachusetts, Clara Barton was the fifth child of Stephen and Sarah Barton. After an early career in teaching, Clara moved to Washington, D.C., and worked at the U.S. Patent Office. She was one of the first women to work for the federal government.

Nearly half of the Medals of Honor that have been distributed since the award’s inception in 1862 were bestowed for actions during the Civil War.

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By the 1860’s most Surgeons knew that a tourniquet was the preferred method to stop major bleeding and prevent patients from bleeding out. They also knew that closing up a bullet wound by cauterizing it was a bad idea.

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CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) — The court-ordered release of a trove of government photos, videos, maps and other documents involving the FBI’s secretive search for Civil War-era gold has a treasure hunter more convinced than ever of a coverup — and just as determined to prove it.

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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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