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Fort Sumter: The Civil War Begins

On the afternoon of April 11, 1861, a small open boat flying a white flag pushed off from the tip of the narrow peninsula surrounding the city of Charleston. The vessel carried three envoys representing the Confederate States government Read…

The Lives of Emma Edmonds

In 1864, with huge casualties from battles in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, the Union enlisted thousands of volunteer nurses from the North, among them a reclusive 23-year-old woman named Sarah Emma Edmonds. Read Entire Article