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Battle Hymn of the Republic. 1861, with music from "John Brown's Body.

Battle Hymn of the Republic. 1861, with music from "John Brown's Body.

Six hundred thousand lives were lost between 1861 and 1865, making the conflict between North and South the nation’s deadliest war. If the “War Between the States” was the test of the young republic’s commitment to its founding precepts, it was also a watershed in photographic history, as the camera recorded the epic, heartbreaking narrative from beginning to end—providing those on the home front, for the first time, with immediate visual access to the horrors of the battlefield

Six hundred thousand lives were lost between 1861 and 1865, making the conflict between North and South the nation’s deadliest war. If the “War Between the States” was the test of the young republic’s commitment to its founding precepts, it was also a watershed in photographic history, as the camera recorded the epic, heartbreaking narrative from beginning to end—providing those on the home front, for the first time, with immediate visual access to the horrors of the battlefield

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield was the site of the first major Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi River. This bloody fight, which claimed the life of Nathaniel Lyon, the first Union general to die in the conflict, was a Confederate victory. The Confederates suffered heavy losses themselves, however, and were prevented from making inroads into Missouri. The land around "Bloody Hill" remains much as it was when the battle raged here on August 10, 1861. Even the home of farmer…

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield was the site of the first major Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi River. This bloody fight, which claimed the life of Nathaniel Lyon, the first Union general to die in the conflict, was a Confederate victory. The Confederates suffered heavy losses themselves, however, and were prevented from making inroads into Missouri. The land around "Bloody Hill" remains much as it was when the battle raged here on August 10, 1861. Even the home of farmer…

History: After becoming independent from Britain, Belize’s economy was boosted when the American Civil War began. Belize supplied both sides of the war with weapons and ammunition. Later in the 20th century many big companies made money off of timber because of the many rainforests in Belize. The timber companies also made a profit using chicle,  which comes from the Sapodilla tree. It is used to make chewing gum and tobacco.

American Civil War

History: After becoming independent from Britain, Belize’s economy was boosted when the American Civil War began. Belize supplied both sides of the war with weapons and ammunition. Later in the 20th century many big companies made money off of timber because of the many rainforests in Belize. The timber companies also made a profit using chicle, which comes from the Sapodilla tree. It is used to make chewing gum and tobacco.

The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789 by Edward Larson http://www.amazon.com/dp/0062248677/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_bsSsub0P18BN9

The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789 by Edward Larson http://www.amazon.com/dp/0062248677/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_bsSsub0P18BN9

Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary by Christopher Tolkien http://www.amazon.com/dp/0544442784/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_2Gw1ub14P5FDE

Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary by Christopher Tolkien http://www.amazon.com/dp/0544442784/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_2Gw1ub14P5FDE

The Oath: The Obama White House and The Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin. (Kindle, $12.99.) Completed.

The Oath: The Obama White House and The Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin. (Kindle, $12.99.) Completed.

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