May 4: Rebels and A Galaxy Far, Far Away

It’s May Fourth, an anniversary date for the Battle of Chancellorsville…and it’s Star Wars Day. “May the fourth be with you.”

Now, you’re probably thinking, “This is a Civil War history blog, and they are going really off topic if they’re talking about those George Lucas films.” Before you flee at hyperspace speed or set a new record for the Kessel Run, there are actually Civil War ties to Star Wars.

Just for fun, we dug around in the archives and found this fun blog post by Meg Groeling from 2015 to celebrate the day for those who happily “geek and nerd” about history and the series set in a galaxy far, far away!

“May the force be with you, Dr. Letterman”

And this one from American Battlefield Trust:

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