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‘Gettysburg’ star Jeff Daniels unearths ancestral connection to battle
The actor, who won acclaim for his role as Joshua Chamberlain in "Gettysburg," found a personal connection to the event in PBS' 'Finding Your Roots.'
By Melissa A. Winn
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Stripping military bases of Confederate names stirs passions
Fort Pickett’s namesake is Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett, best remembered for a failed Confederate assault at Gettysburg that became known as Pickett’s Charge.
By Robert Burns, The Associated Press
Preservation group seeks nominations for report on endangered historic American battlefields
“Too often the threats to our priceless historical treasures go unnoticed,” said Trust President James Lighthizer. “This report is a rallying cry to the nation, a powerful reminder that our most hallowed ground may still be in imminent danger.”
By Dylan Gresik
Presidents’ Day pause: How ‘Uncle Sam’s Web-feet’ helped swing an election for Abe Lincoln
The U.S. Navy's triumph at Mobile Bay, combined with victorious Federal ground campaigns in Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia, helped reelect Abraham Lincoln and doomed the Confederacy to defeat.
By Gerald D. Swick, Civil War Times Magazine
American doughboys in World War I depended on foreign weapons technology, US Navy might
The U.S. Navy was the best-prepared and best-equipped of all the country’s armed forces. For many years, it had been focusing much of its energy on preparing for a surface naval confrontation with Germany.
By David Longenbach, Pennsylvania State University