From Camp to the Battlefield
The experiences of soldiers in the wars that defined America demonstrate the sacrifices made for a new birth of freedom.
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Ten Facts: The Continental Army
1. On June 14, 1775, the Continental Army was created. The Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia decided to establish an army for...
Equipment in the War of 1812
The equipment used during the War of 1812 was relatively similar to equipment used during the Revolutionary War. However, some technological...
What Hath We Here?
Initially you might wonder how “The Bard of Avon” — William Shakespeare (ca. 1564-1616) — possibly has a place in Civil War history. But once you...
The National Civil War Museum highlights how soldiers combated boredom in wartime camps.
Battle of the Bands
From Revolution to Civil War, music has provided an outlet for American soldiers in camp and propelled them forward in battle. Lyrics were often...
Take Me Out to the Vintage Ball Game!
In Gettysburg, an annual festival brings the 1864 version of “base ball” to players and spectators alike to consider the history behind the great...
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