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Sun Prairie’s Civil War Soldier Dies at Just 15

Sun Prairie’s Civil War Soldier Dies at Just 15

Originally posted on The Hanneman Archive:
His death was given only passing notice in the Wisconsin State Journal, the state’s official newspaper. “May he rest in peace,” the brief item from April 9, 1864 read. So it was the unwritten that was truly remarkable in the all-too-brief life of James Moore, soldier of the Wisconsin 12th…

‘Gettysburg Gun’ represents rare bit of Rhode Island, US history

Originally posted on The Cotton Boll Conspiracy:
Given that much of the War Between the States was fought below the Mason-Dixon Line, it’s hardly surprising that much of the history associated with the conflict is found in the Southern US, whether on battlefields or in museums. Still, there are many unique war-related attractions located in the north. One…