Mar 27
The Bloody Angle
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The Bloody Angle

The Bloody Angle in Spotsylvania where soldiers unleashed so ferocious a fire that the bullets themselves sawed down an oak tree 22 inches in diameter during the Battle of Spotsylvania.

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Mar 27
Arlington’s Confederate Memorial
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Arlington's Confederate Memorial

The Confederate Memorial on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, former home of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The Arlington National Cemetery web site explains its presence by stating:
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Mar 27
Need Military Gifts Ideas?
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As we head towards the Thanksgiving weekend, and the biggest shopping day of the year on Black Friday, would you like to skip all the craziness of the mall, and get some special military-themed gifts from the comfort of your easy chair?

I’ve gone through Amazon.com and created a shopping list of specially-selected military-themed gifts that would be perfect for that military member or family on your shopping list. There are a number of categories, Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 27
The War Correspondents Arch
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The War Correspondents Arch

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Mar 26
Arlington’s Confederate Memorial
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Arlington's Confederate Memorial

The Confederate Memorial on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, former home of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. The Arlington National Cemetery web site explains its presence by stating:
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Mar 26
Judith Henry
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Judith Henry

The grave site of Judith Henry in front of her newly reconstructed home on Henry House Hill on the Manassas Battlefield. Judith was in her mid eighties when, during the battle of first Manassas, a Union shell tore off most of her foot. She died shortly there after.
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Mar 26
Confederate Pyramid
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Confederate Pyramid

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Mar 26
The War Correspondents Arch
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The War Correspondents Arch

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Mar 26
The 24th Michigan at Gettysburg
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The 24th Michigan at Gettysburg

Monument to the 24th Michigan Infantry
on McPherson’s Ridge at Gettysburg
Elsewhere on the field, along the southwestern edge of Culp’s Hill, a small marker notes the location where the remnants of the 24th Michigan dug in after a brutal first days fighting. The simple stone reads:
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Mar 26
The Chaos of Battle
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The Chaos of Battle

The Chaos of Battle

The above images provide a small glimpse into the chaos of the battlefield and what soldiers endured as they fought for our nation’s identity. The first offers an idea of just how the bullets swarmed during some of these colossal conflicts. These malformed pieces of lead are minnie balls found on the Petersburg battlefield that collided mid-air.
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