Tag Archives: Civil War

Nov 18

President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address of November 19, 1863

The largest Civil War battle ever waged in the Western Hemisphere was fought near the small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Battle of Gettysburg began on July 1, 1863 and ended two days later with the climactic “Pickett’s Charge.” More … Read More



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Jun 23

History of the Confederate Flag

There is a common misconception that the Confederate battle flag (a blue cross with 13 white stars and a red field, shown at left) was the national flag of the Confederacy. In reality, it was strictly a battle flag. However, … Read More



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Nov 19

The Gettysburg Address

On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln gave his famous speech at the dedication of Gettysburg National Cemetery on Cemetery Hill at the battlefield site. Print out a copy Lincoln’s 2-minute speech, and practice reciting it today: http://www.homeschoolpatriot.com/GettysburgAddress.pdf



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Jul 09

The 14th Amendment was Ratified on July 9, 1868

The 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to the U.S. Constitution were adopted between 1865 and 1870, the five years immediately following the American Civil War.  This group of amendments is referred to as “The Reconstruction Amendments,” or the “Civil War … Read More



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