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Jun
23
by Trivia Master at 8:00 AM
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Only one Confederate medal was actually struck during the lifetime of the Confederacy. President Davis ordered it to recognize heroics "without parallel in ancient or modern war."
To whom was it awarded and for what action?

credit: @Jackson's Arm

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Jun
22
by Buckeye Bill at 2:56 PM
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The Petersburg National Battlefield Park, located approximately 25 miles south of Richmond, encompasses a large area with battlefield sites and a visitor center. In June 1864, Ulysses S. Grant realized that the key to conquering Richmond was to bring down the remaining major supply source, Petersburg. Three days after an unsuccessful attack, Grant decided to surround the city and wear down the supply...
Jun
22
by Gettysburg Greg at 7:20 AM
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Just four months after the battle, the sisters and brother of General John Reynolds were photographed in front of Devil's Den by P. S. Weaver. Weaver was in this area that November day photographing Union soldiers posing as casualties of the battle. The general's brother is seen near the center of the photo surrounded by his sisters and possibly General Reynolds' fiancee, Kate Hewitt. The soldiers seen on top of...
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