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Sherman’s neckties

{ Article added: 09/14/2010 }
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Sherman's neckties are the name given to Confederate railroad rails destroyed by the Union Army under the command of William Tecumseh Sherman in the Civil War. The rails were heated until they could be twisted into a loop resembling ...Read More »

McLean House

{ Article added: 07/03/2010 }
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Categories : Civil War, Historical
On July 21, 1861, the first major battle of the American Civil War took place on farmland owned by Wilmer McLean. It was called the First Battle of Bull Run. Seeking to get away from the war, McLean, ...Read More »

Great Locomotive Chase

{ Article added: 09/06/2009 }
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The Great Locomotive Chase is the name given to a raid conducted by the Union Army (and led by two civilians) that took place on April 12, 1862. The purpose of the raid was to do as much damage ...Read More »

John Clem

{ Article added: 06/01/2009 }
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Categories : Civil War, People
John Clem, the "Drummer Boy of Chickamauga", was a drummer boy for the Union during the Civil War who became the youngest non-commissioned officer in the history of the Army and eventually rose to the rank of general in the ...Read More »