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Jul
06
by Trivia Master at 8:00 AM
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Though my father was a politician I was a Forty-Eighter. I was transported to the other side of the world, and later traveled to New York. When the war started I recruited a company, fought at Bull Run and recruited a lot more men - many of whom didn´t return home. After the war I became a politician, too. I crossed several oceans in my life but I managed to drown in a river. Who am I?

credit: @GELongstreet
Jul
03
by CMWinkler at 3:29 PM
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July 4, 1865: First Independence Day after Civil War subdued as nation healed
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This image provided buy the Library of Congress shows an artists rendering of the...
Jul
02
by James N. at 3:39 PM
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The waterfall seen here was before and during the Civil War a well-known feature occurring on the north shore of the Potomac River in Western (now West) Virginia that marked the site of an important ford. Also known as the Battle of Hoke's Run in the North, Falling Waters gave its name to the South for one of the first "battles" - a skirmish, really - of the war and the first to be commanded on the Southern side...
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