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Jul
01
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by frontrank2 at 5:27 AM
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One hundred and fifty two years ago today, which also was a Wednesday, the largest military conflict in North American history begins this day when Union and Confederate forces collide at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The epic battle lasted three days and resulted in a retreat to Virginia by Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia.
At approximately 7:30 am, Lieutenant Marcellus Jones of the 8th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry fires the first shot at...
Jul
01
by Trivia Master at 8:00 AM
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What Confederate brigadier general resigned his commission to head the important Tredegar Iron Company in Richmond?

credit: @War Horse

**I will be observing Independence Day with my family on July 3rd, no trivia will be posted or scored that day.
Jun
30
by O' Be Joyful at 11:42 PM
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I found this article on a myth involving the reproduction of Lincoln's chair in Ford's Theatre and low and behold Civil War Talk & @unionblue are both mentioned in the last 2 paragraphs of the article.

Thought others would find this interesting & amusing as I did.

Enjoy your Andy Warhol moment UB!

http://observer.com/2015/06/shocker...ag-sewn-into-lincolns-chair-at-fords-theatre/
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