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A shocking day, 150 years later

The first significant conflict of the Civil War on Northern Soil occurred 150 years ago today near Sharpsburg, Maryland.  The result: An infamous, bloody engagement resulting in over 12,000 total casualties for the Union, and over 10,000 for the Confederacy.  … 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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