How a Pennsylvania high school got the name Grand Army of the Republic

It's believed to be the only high school in the U.S. with that name.

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  • 12 hours ago
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Civil War Memorial Day ceremonies planned in Washington and Petersburg, Va.

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  • 3 days ago
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Grand Review 2015 scheduled for May 17

A reenactment of that event is scheduled for May 17 beginning at noon.

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  • May 11, 2015
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In letters snatched from trash, a Brooklyn soldier writes of facing death at the Crater

Capt. Samuel Sims seemed to anticipate his death in a letter to his mother.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • May 6, 2015
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Celebrate Grant’s birthday in New York and Ohio

Public celebrations are planned at his birthplace at Point Pleasant, Ohio and in New York City at his tomb.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Apr 16, 2015
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Free D.C. anniversary events of Lincoln’s death offer best chance to participate

Today, a candle light vigil beginning at 10:15 p.m. is planned for the 500 block of Tenth Street NW, where Lincoln was shot and later died.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Apr 14, 2015
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Lincoln’s final horseback ride to summer cottage to be reenacted

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  • Apr 12, 2015
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D.C. church to host Lincoln events

Two events will be held in commemoration of his death.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Apr 12, 2015
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Fall of Richmond in 1865 celebrated in Chicago newspaper and streets

“We do well to rejoice because, for this is the grandest event that ever happened to us as a people.”

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Apr 3, 2015
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Bell finally found for Appomattox surrender anniversary

The first bell to be rung as part of the National Park Service’s effort to have bells rung across the country will be at the Appomattox Court House National Historic Park.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Mar 31, 2015
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