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The Last Words of John Wilkes Booth

by Philip Jett “Did Jett Betray Me?” Many years before Ancestry.com, my uncle researched the genealogical history of the Jett family and discovered some were Virginian colonists of English descent. My father, however, did not share his brother’s inquisitiveness. “Just

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The Battle of Gettysburg, 1–3 July 1863

Gettysburg

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab On 30 June, Meade advised MGen John Reynolds that it seemed Lee would concentrate his forces near the small town of Gettysburg. Reynolds thus sent BGen John Buford and two cavalry brigades

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The Battle of Shiloh, 6–7 April 1862

Shiloh

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab Just 2km south-west of Pittsburg Landing was Shiloh Church, the feature that would give the upcoming battle its common name. Stinging from Major General Ulysses Grant’s victories at Forts Henry and Donelson

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