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Gettysburg Address event marks 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s historic speech

Article courtesy of Washingtonpost.com, Published November 19, 2013 GETTYSBURG, Pa. — On the Civil War battlefield where President Abraham Lincoln gave a speech that symbolized his presidency and the sacrifices made by Union and Confederate forces, thousands gathered Tuesday, historians and … Continue reading

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The Second Battle of Bull Run

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Second Battle of Bull Run – also known as the Battle of Manassas.  The battle was a resounding victory for Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Major General Stonewall Jackson. … Continue reading

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150 Years Of ‘Taps’

Article courtesy of: NPR, Published May 18, 2012 This Saturday, 200 buglers will assemble at Arlington National Cemetery to begin playing “Taps,” a call written 150 years ago this year. Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Jari Villanueva, a bugle player, says he … Continue reading

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US Postal Service releases new Civil War stamps marking 1862 battles at New Orleans, Antietam

Article courtesy of: Washingtonpost.com, Published April 25, 2012 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service is releasing two new stamps paying tribute to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, specifically the Battle of New Orleans and the Battle of Antietam. The … Continue reading

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150th Anniversary of Emancipation Day

Today mark’s the 150th Anniversary of the Compensated Emancipation Act, legislation signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln that released slaves in the District of Columbia – nine months before the more well-known Emancipation Proclamation was issued.  Washington, D.C. now … Continue reading

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National Park Service Launches Civil War Anniversary Website

The National Park Service has just launched a website to serve as another important platform commemorating the Civil War Sesquicentennial, and is timed to coincide with the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh. You may visit the website here: http://www.nps.gov/civilwar One … Continue reading

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2013 National Festival of the States Concert Series

Folks in Washington, D.C. love good music. From varied 6pm concerts at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, to world-class choral concerts at one of the many stunning churches in the area, to military bands performing at the memorials throughout the … Continue reading

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