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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100729/ap_on_go_co/us_arlington_cemetery Estimates of the number of graves that might be affected by mix-ups at Arlington National Cemetery grew from hundreds to as many as 6,600 on Thursday, as the cemetery’s former superintendent blamed his staff and a lack of resources for the scandal that forced his ouster. John Metzler, who ran the historic military burial […]

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Movie Review – 4 Little Girls – Still Reeling From the Day Death Came to Birmingham – NYTimes.com

http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/review?_r=1&res=9500EED71439F93AA35754C0A961958260 I’m no fan of Spike Lee, the movie director, but Spike Lee, the documentarian, is a force to be reckoned with. This is the second of his documentaries that I’ve watched, and it’s the second that has completely devastated me. Four Little Girls introduces us to the victims of the Birmingham church bombing via […]

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Abraham Lincoln and Friends – Abraham Lincolns Illinois friends &Abraham Lincoln in DC

http://www.mrlincolnandfriends.org/ Next month marks Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to delve into this wonderfully researched guide to the characters that surrounded the man.

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http://www.brightcove.com/title.jsp?title=1119147737&channel=714332816 This is a neat animated map showing the course of the US Civil War as it related to major engagements and army movements. While it cannot capture any of the social or economic factors that contributed to the downfall of the Confederacy, troop movements have always been the hardest thing for me to visualise. […]

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Life And Adventures Of Calamity Jane – Marthy Burk

http://www.kingkong.demon.co.uk/gsr/lacajane.htm Thanks to Cordelia for this great Stumble; a brief yet action-packed autobiography by Calamity Jane. There are few women alive today that can say they’ve experienced as much as she did.

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Heralds reviews – StumbleUpon

http://herald.stumbleupon.com/review/3469850/ Herald points to the story behind Lincoln’s beard, but I’ll wager he hasn’t heard Dave Barry’s far more entertaining version: When Lincoln assumed the presidency, he was clean shaven, but one day he got a letter from a little girl suggesting that he grow a beard. So he did, and he thought it looked […]

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Behind the Stonewall – 360 Degree Panoramic Images From Civil WarBattlefields (Gettysburg/Chickamuaga/79th PA Infantry)

http://www.jatruck.com/stonewall/index.html A worthy idea, though a little disappointing in its execution. The Gettysburg panoramas are very small, don’t pan up or down (in the instance of the Angle, it’s hard to orient yourself properly without being able to see the stone wall) and were taken on rather a dreary day. Still, beggars can’t be choosers, […]

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American Rhetoric: Top 100 Speeches of the 20th Century by Rank

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/top100speechesall.html How completely cool – a ranking of the top 100 speeches in US history, many with accompanying MP3s. As another stumbler notes, in this day and age, speeches have been replaced with soundbites, and a good speech will illustrate just how sad this development is.

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http://home.att.net/~rjnorton/Lincoln78.html Forgive my slide into Lincoln-orama mode. To me he’s the most fascinating figure of the Civil War: A mystery wrapped in an enigma topped with a stovepipe hat.

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http://members.aol.com/RVSNorton/Lincoln.html I’ve read quite a lot on the Lincoln assassination, but there’s a lot of info here that was new to me. Very thorough!

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