civil war

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How a disgraced Civil War general became one of the best-selling novelists in American history.

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The Civil War started 150 years ago today. A primer on how and why.

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The strange life of Boston Corbett, the soldier who killed John Wilkes Booth in 1865.

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Like hundreds of other local slaves — [they] had been pressed into service by the Confederates, compelled to build an artillery emplacement amid the dunes across the harbor. They labored beneath the banner of the 115th Virginia Militia, a blue flag bearing a motto in golden letters: “Give me liberty or give me death.”
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Today, Abraham Lincoln’s struggle with clinical depression would make him “unfit for office.” Back then, it was the key to his presidency.