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  1. Fort Delaware, a harbor defense facility designed by chief engineer Joseph Gilbert Totten. is located on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River. During the Civil War, Fort Delaware served as a prison for Confederate prisoners of war, political prisoners, federal convicts, and privateer officers. Website includes a list of prisoners who died there, garrison units serving there, chronology of releases, and a "heritage research query" to obtain information about prisoners held there.---
  2. This park commemorates the site of Florida's largest Civil War battle, which took place February 20, 1864. More than 10,000 cavalry, infantry and artillery troops fought a five-hour battle in a pine forest near Olustee. Three U.S. Colored Troops took part in the battle, including the now famous 54th Massachusetts. The battle ended with 2,807 casualties and the retreat of Union troops to Jacksonville until the war's end just 14 months later.---
  3. Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, a unit of the National Park System, preserves the site of the first major battle of the Civil War in the West. The Confederate victory on August 10, 1861, focused national attention on the war in Missouri, leading to greater federal military action.---
  4. A two-part narrative by a local historian of the complicated role that the St. Louis Arsenal played in the early going of the Civil War in Missouri.---
  5. The Battle of Corydon was the only Civil War Battle fought on Indiana soil and occurred on July 9,1863 when 450 members of the Harrison County Home Guard attempted to delay General John Hunt Morgan's 2,400 Confederate soldiers that day, in hopes that Union reinforcements would arrive and stop Morgan's march through southern Indiana.---

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  1. A New Birth of Freedom: The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion", Gettysburg was the Civil War's bloodiest battle and was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address".---
  2. The Battle That Saved Missouri For The Union: On March 7-8, 1862, 26,000 soldiers fought here to decide the fate of Missouri and the West. The 4,300 acre battlefield honors those who fought for their beliefs. Pea Ridge was one of the most pivotal Civil War battles and is the most intact Civil War battlefield in the United States.---
  3. Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is a 424-acre historical campus that features world-class museums, antebellum homes, a National Historic Landmark Civil War battlefield, a slave life exhibit, educational programs, and special events. It has been called “the new crown jewel of Civil War sites in America” by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James M. McPherson of Princeton University.---
  4. The Bloodiest One Day Battle in American History: 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.---

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  1. A New Birth of Freedom: The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion", Gettysburg was the Civil War's bloodiest battle and was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address".---
  2. There are over 70 parks in the National Park System which have resources that are related to the history of the Civil War. They provide opportunities to tour the real places where this struggle occurred nearly 150 years ago.---
  3. Fort Delaware, a harbor defense facility designed by chief engineer Joseph Gilbert Totten. is located on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River. During the Civil War, Fort Delaware served as a prison for Confederate prisoners of war, political prisoners, federal convicts, and privateer officers. Website includes a list of prisoners who died there, garrison units serving there, chronology of releases, and a "heritage research query" to obtain information about prisoners held there.---
  4. The Battle That Saved Missouri For The Union: On March 7-8, 1862, 26,000 soldiers fought here to decide the fate of Missouri and the West. The 4,300 acre battlefield honors those who fought for their beliefs. Pea Ridge was one of the most pivotal Civil War battles and is the most intact Civil War battlefield in the United States.---

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  1. A two-part narrative by a local historian of the complicated role that the St. Louis Arsenal played in the early going of the Civil War in Missouri.---
  2. A New Birth of Freedom: The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion", Gettysburg was the Civil War's bloodiest battle and was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address".---
  3. The Monterey Pass Battlefield Park is a natural, cultural & historical park located in Washington Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. The park commemorates Pennsylvania's second largest Civil War battle. The Battle of Monterey Pass was fought along a rugged mountain ridge, in a blinding thunderstorm, during the middle of the night on July 4 & 5, 1863, just one day after the close of the battle of Gettysburg.---
  4. The Battle That Saved Missouri For The Union: On March 7-8, 1862, 26,000 soldiers fought here to decide the fate of Missouri and the West. The 4,300 acre battlefield honors those who fought for their beliefs. Pea Ridge was one of the most pivotal Civil War battles and is the most intact Civil War battlefield in the United States.---
  5. The Battle of Corydon was the only Civil War Battle fought on Indiana soil and occurred on July 9,1863 when 450 members of the Harrison County Home Guard attempted to delay General John Hunt Morgan's 2,400 Confederate soldiers that day, in hopes that Union reinforcements would arrive and stop Morgan's march through southern Indiana.---
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