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Major Battles of the Civil War: The Battle of Franklin

The Battle of Franklin pitted two flawed generals against each other: Union General John Schofield was too pompous; Confederate General John B. Hood, too stubborn. But when they met on the battlefield, it was Hood’s flaws that came to the … Continue reading

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Civil War Archaeology

Discover what archaeology can teach us about the US Civil War, and learn what techniques archaeologists use to study battlefields and other conflict zones. Rebekah Knaggs, an archaeologist by degree and park ranger at James A. Garfield National Historic Site, explains how … Continue reading

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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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