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Civil War Soldiers

President Obama: Why You Should Come to Gettysburg

John McCormick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John McCormick

Dear President Obama: My family and I were disappointed to learn you've decided not to attend the 150th anniversary commemoration of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in Pennsylvania this November 19.

What Gettysburg Means to My Family

John McCormick | Posted 09.01.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

This week I'll be taking my wife and children to observe the 150th commemoration of the battle. In July 1863, my grandfather (yes, my grandfather!) fought in the battle, was wounded five times, and by a miracle, survived his wounds and subsequent internment in a POW hospital.

After 100 Years On A Shelf In A Funeral Home...

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 05.09.2013 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- For more than 100 years, the cremated remains of two brothers – Civil War soldiers from Indiana – sat on a funeral home ...

Civil War Soldiers Glowed In The Dark?

Mental Floss | Posted 04.06.2012 | Weird News

The Civil War gets pored over like few other topics in American history, but here's one tidbit you may not have heard before: some Civil War soldiers ...