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August 29, 1864: Democrat Party Platform

The convention of the Democrats in 1864 to nominate a standard bearer for President opened on August 29, 1864 in Chicago.  The convention was badly split between War Democrats and Peace Democrats.  585 more words

Obama to Award Civil War Hero With Posthumous Medal of Honor

Alonzo Cushing, who died aged 22 during the American Civil War, will receive the nation’s highest military honor for conspicuous gallantry and unbridled valor as displayed on the killing fields of Gettysburg 151 years ago. 295 more words

How did nationalism affect the breakup of Yugoslavia?

You will not be beaten again.

-Slobodan Milosevic

Nationalism has a bad reputation. Almost all major conflicts of the 20th Century, including two world wars, are blamed on nationalism. 3,456 more words

How did nationalism affect the breakup of Yugoslavia?

You will not be beaten again.

-Slobodan Milosevic

Nationalism has a bad reputation. Almost all major conflicts of the 20th Century, including two world wars, are blamed on nationalism. 3,456 more words

Bat Guano and the Demise of Levi STEPHENS

Levi H. STEPHENS not only survived the Civil War but became a prolific family man.  He had his first 2 children, William ’60 and Thomas… 410 more words

The Second Battle of Manassas

From August 28-30, 1862, the Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) took place in Prince William County, Virginia.The battle between General Stonewall Jackson’s Confederate troops and General Pope’s Union forces resulted in a Confederate victory. 84 more words

A Soldier's Sentiment

As horrible as the great American Civil War was (it was by far the deadliest war in which Americans have ever fought), the combatants took their part in it very seriously.   501 more words

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