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Category: Civil War Week 2013

New York City Draft Riots

Four Days of Fire: The New York City Draft Riots

The July 1863 draft riots were the largest civilian insurrection in American history.

Vicksburg National Military Park

With Vicksburg’s Fall, the Union Seizes “Key” to Victory

Along with the defeat of Robert E. Lee’s army at Gettysburg a day earlier, the Confederate surrender of Vicksburg on July 4, 1863 would turn the tide of the Civil War.

battle of gettysburg

7 Things You Should Know About the Battle of Gettysburg

On the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, explore seven ways that the bloody engagement forever changed America.

Little Round Top

Day 2 at Gettysburg: The Union Line Holds at Little Round Top

When Union troops in the hills south of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, pushed back a Confederate onslaught 150 years ago today, it proved to be the turning point of the battle that turned the tide of the war.

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Remembering the Only Civilian to Die at Gettysburg

On the 150th anniversary of her death, find out how a 20-year-old seamstress became the Battle of Gettysburg’s lone civilian casualty.