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During Civil War, scenes of innocence and idealism

The largest donation of Civil War-era ambrotype and tintype photographs to the Library of Congress comes on the eve of the war's sesquicentennial next year.

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Painful lessons the Civil War taught us
Article | Twice before, the United States has celebrated major anniversaries of the Civil War, and twice before, a nervous sense of reticence governed the events. Fifty years after the guns fell silent at Appomattox, there were still living Civil War veterans, racial antagonism was virulent throughout the ...
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Letters to Lincoln
Article | Chillocothe Ohio April 2nd 1861 Hon. Abraham Lincoln
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Va. collector donates Civil War photographs to Library of Congress
Article | A Virginia collector has donated to the Library of Congress the largest trove of Civil War-era photographs depicting average soldiers that the institution has received in at least 50 years, officials said last week.
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With a note and a name, researcher may have identified Civil War soldier
Article | The lock of blond hair was probably clipped when the soldier was a child, tied in a knot and placed with the photo of him as a little boy, along with a note written years later by his stricken parent.

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