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Antietam: The Bloodiest Day in US History

In fewer than 12 hours, 23,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died, wounded, or were missing during the Battle of Antietam. It still stands as the single most fatal day in US history. Todd Arrington, site manager of James A. Garfield … Continue reading

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Major Battles of the Civil War: The Atlanta Campaign

The Battle of Atlanta didn’t just give the Union a major military victory, it saved Abraham Lincoln’s presidency. You can learn all about the difficult, dangerous, and decisive Atlanta campaign from our friends at James A. Garfield National Historic Site. Our … Continue reading

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The Battle of Gettysburg

About a third of the soldiers who fought in Gettysburg became casualties during three pivotal days of the US Civil War. Todd Arrington, site manager of James A. Garfield National Historic Site and a Gettysburg native, talks about the history, … Continue reading

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Juneteenth: The Historical Significance of June 19

Juneteenth is an American holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas on June 19, 1865. But it’s come to have a broader meaning, celebrating the freedom of all black slaves. The date became even more important … Continue reading

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The 14th Amendment: Reinventing Freedom

Our nation has few inconsequential constitutional amendments – maybe the one we repealed – but few, if any, were as revolutionary as the 14th amendment, which addressed citizenship rights and equal protection of the law following the Civil War. Our series on … Continue reading

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