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Whether your ancestry goes back to the Civil War, or you have an interest in this great conflict that tore America apart, these pins link to U.S. government Civil War records & historical newspaper articles—including first-hand reports of battles, leaders, soldiers’ lives and stories of how it was during the war. See photos of the people of the Civil War, explore Civil War battle maps, find books about the war and discover how to trace your roots back to this tumultuous time in American history.
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Photo: Cherokee Chief Stand Watie. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Confederate Cherokees Starving as Civil War Ends.” https://blog.genealogybank.com/confederate-cherokees-starving-as-civil-war-ends.html

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Confederate Cherokees Starving as Civil War Ends

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Civil War Genealogy Records. Search Over 1 Billion Ancestry Records from 1690 ~ Today at GenealogyBank. Start Your 30 Day Trial Now: http://genealogybank.com/static/lp/2014/nov/civil-war.html?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=PC_1WARD_1civ_0508_26&matchtype=%7Bmatchtype%7D&keyword=%7Bkeyword%7D&s_referrer=pinterest&s_siteloc=cpc&s_trackval=PC_1WARD_1civ_0508_26&kbid=69919&pq=1&prebuy=no&intver=&CCPRODCODE=

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A newspaper article about the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, published in the Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts), 10 April 1865. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “149th Anniversary: Civil War Ends with Lee’s Surrender to Grant.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/149th-anniversary-civil-war-ends-with-lees-surrender-to-grant.html

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149th Anniversary: Civil War Ends with Lee’s Surrender to Grant

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A newspaper article about Samuel Seymour, a man alive in the 1950s who witnessed President Lincoln’s assassination, published in the Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), 7 February 1954. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “I Met Abraham Lincoln: True Stories in Historical Newspapers.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/i-met-abraham-lincoln-true-stories-in-historical-newspapers.html

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I Met Abraham Lincoln: True Stories in Historical Newspapers

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A photo of President Abraham Lincoln, 8 November 1863, by Alexander Gardner. Credit: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “I Met Abraham Lincoln: True Stories in Historical Newspapers.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/i-met-abraham-lincoln-true-stories-in-historical-newspapers.html

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A newspaper article about Perry G. Brock, a man alive in 1949 who met President Lincoln, published in the Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas), 24 November 1949. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “I Met Abraham Lincoln: True Stories in Historical Newspapers.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/i-met-abraham-lincoln-true-stories-in-historical-newspapers.html

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A newspaper article about the McLean House in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, the place where Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, published in the Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas), 22 February 1903. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “149th Anniversary: Civil War Ends with Lee’s Surrender to Grant.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/149th-anniversary-civil-war-ends-with-lees-surrender-to-grant.html

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149th Anniversary: Civil War Ends with Lee’s Surrender to Grant

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Obituary for Alden Howell, last surviving Confederate officer who died in 1947 at the age of 106, published in the Greensboro Record newspaper (Greensboro, North Carolina), 21 March 1947. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Captain Alden Howell: Last Confederate Officer.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/captain-alden-howell-last-confederate-officer.html

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Painting of the Civil War Battle of Five Forks, Virginia, showing a charge led by Union General Philip Sheridan. Credit: Kurz & Allison; Library of Congress. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Researching Old Military Records & War Stories in Newspapers.” http://blog.genealogybank.com/researching-old-military-records-war-stories-in-newspapers.html

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Researching Old Military Records & War Stories in Newspapers

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