Civil War history

memorial day

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Memorial Day was first called Decoration Day and was celebrated by laying flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers after the Civil War.

Quincy and Carthage

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Quincy and Carthage offer a great day trip with Abraham Lincoln history and architectural beauty as well. Head out to explore!

Ulysses Grant's Campsite

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It is always neat to learn new history! Thanks to a press release on the Senior News & Times for Illinois I learned that a Ulysses S. Grant’s overnight campsite was in nearby Jacksonville, Illinois. Today, my husband Keith and I even traced a few historical stops in town! Grant’s Campsite The corner of the […]

Civil War Soldier Boy - a Statue

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I saw your solider statue today At the Cumberland Sugar Creek cemetery Where you stood so tall Your back against the sun. Boys, men, brothers, fathers and sons A soldier, divided in thoughts, divided in devotions Fought in a nation that was torn in two. But you only wanted to ensure Freedom for all and […]

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culture

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We took a tour of the murals and agritourism in Decatur, Alabama, but what about the cultural sites in town? There are a lot of cool places with art, history and culture to stop at in this historic town. We spent three nights, and immersed ourselves in the City. Hosted by the Decatur Morgan County […]

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