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“Nuns on the Battlefield” Monument

Located at the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue, Connecticut Avenue, and M Street in Washington D.C., there is a unique Civil War monument dedicated to the hundreds of Catholic nuns who volunteered as nurses during the conflict. The monument was … Continue reading

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Maine at War: July 2021

Here’s what Maine at War was up to in July: July 7, 2021: What good are Union monuments at Gettysburg (part 3)? In this time of competing voices concerning the past, anecdotal evidence suggests that this summer some parents are … Continue reading

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Charles Henry Veil, John Reynolds, and the Johnstown Flood

Following the death of Maj. Gen. John Reynolds on the first day of the battle of Gettysburg, staff member Charles Henry Veil was tasked with recovering Reynolds’s body. Veil’s involvement in that mission would end with a strange postscript, years … Continue reading

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