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Fold3 Offers FREE Access the Civil War Collection Through April 30

The following is from Matthew Deighton at Ancestry: To remember the commencement of the Civil War in April 1861, Fold3 invites you to explore all records in its Civil War Collection [http://go.fold3.com/civilwar/] for free April 14–30. Explore Civil War documents featuring everything from military records to personal accounts and historic writings. Soldier records include service […]

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Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era — by Bill Dollarhide; 20% OFF until April 17, 2014

Most genealogical records during the decade of the Civil War are related to the soldiers and regiments of the Union and Confederate military. However, there are numerous records relating to the entire population as well. Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era, by William Dollarhide, identifies the places to look and documents to be found […]

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Rifling and the Minie Ball Made a Revolution in Battlefield Warfare During the Civil War

The following teaser is from a very interesting article by Mike West, published in the March 19, 2014 edition of the murfreesburopost.com: When it comes to weaponry, the Civil War is best described as the first modern war. Unfortunately, for the troops, the conflict was generally fought with tactics dating back to Napoleon Bonaparte and […]

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Museum of the Confederacy in Appomattox Opens Veteran’s Exhibit

The following excerpt is from an excellent article by Katrina Koerting, published in the March 7, 2014 edition of newsadvance.com. Many people can recite facts about battles or describe the cultural environment during the Civil War, but not as much is shared about the men after the war. These are the stories told in the […]

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Archeologists Race to Uncover “Camp Asylum” in Columbia, SC

The following is from the February 16, 2014 edition of the Deseret News. COLUMBIA, S.C. — Racing against time, South Carolina archeologists are digging to uncover the remnants of a Civil War-era prisoner-of-war camp before the site in downtown Columbia is cleared to make room for a mixed-use development. The researchers have been given four […]

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Why Did The Hunley Sink?

The following excerpt is from a very interesting article by Phil Gast, posted at the February 15, 2014 edition of the CNN website. This weekend is the 150th Anniversary of the sinking of the Hunley during, allong with its adversary, the USS Housatonic. (CNN) — Born and built amid gray-cloaked secrecy during the American Civil […]

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Search for Prisoners Held at Andersonville and Fort McHenry

The National Park Service maintains a fantastic website for finding your Civil War ancestor. Genealogists always turn to the NPS Soldiers and Sailors Database when looking for their Civil War ancestor. But did you know that you can also search on the site for information on individual soldiers who were held at Fort McHenry in […]

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Museum of the Confederacy & the American Civil War Center to Construct $30 Million Museum in Richmond

Wow! This is big news! The following teaser is from an AP article posted at the siouxcityjournal.com: December 01, 2013 -Steve Szjotak – AP RICHMOND, Virginia | One museum has among its vast Confederate-centric collection Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s sword and the flag that flew at Robert E. Lee’s headquarters. The other museum strives to tell […]

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Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address without a doubt was one of the most important speaches ever given in this United States. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, documentarian Ken Burns, along with numerous partners, has launched a national effort to encourage everyone in America to video record themselves reading or reciting the speech. There […]

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Portion of Ironclad CSS Georgia Raised From River

The following teaser is from the November 14, 2013 edition of cnn.com: (CNN) — She didn’t have enough power to maneuver and effectively trade artillery rounds with enemy vessels in the swift Savannah River. Instead, the locally produced CSS Georgia, a one-of-a-kind ironclad produced for the Confederacy during the Civil War, became a stationary floating […]

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Civil War Veterans Buried in Washington State

Because I was raised in a soldiers’ home town (Orting, Pierce County, Washington), the Civil War Veteran’s Buried in Washington State website is close to my heart. 6000 Soldiers Buried in Washington It is said there are approximately 6,000 veterans of the Civil War, both blue and gray, buried within Washington State. Anyone who has […]

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Google is Mapping Arlington National Cemetery

Google is about to post a walk-through of Arlington National Cemetery. Although some headstones photographed with the walk-through might not be as clear and readable as others, it is said that many will for more legible than those currently posted at the Cemetery website (not bad in itself!), as the photography is being done in […]

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Images Added to the “Civil War on the Western Border” Website

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the October 10, 2013 edition of the Hays Post. The Kansas Historical Society recently contributed more than 1,600 images from its archival collections to Civil War on the Western Border, a website that explores the Kansas-Missouri border conflict 1854 – 1865. …Civil War on the Western […]

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Genealogy at a Glance: Civil War Genealogy Research

A comprehensive knowledge of the Civil War records never hurt a genealogist’s chances at finding an ancestor. But when you just need a quick reminder or helpful reference, then the new Genealogy at a Glance: Civil War Genealogy Research is a great reference. This new addition to the at a Glance series was written by […]

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Richmond National Battlefield Park Acquires an additional 251 Battlefield Acres

The following teaser is from an article posted in the August 13, 2013 edition of StarTribune.com: RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond National Battlefield Park has acquired a large portion of a Henrico County battlefield where one of the largest Civil War battles in the state was fought. The park says the 251-acre acquisition at Glendale Civil […]

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