Two of my ancestors, Patrick Curran (5th Pennsylvania) and Joseph Henry Ruberry (23rd Illinois) were present at Appomattox on that day.
Roughly 750,000 soldiers and sailors--all of them Americans--lost their lives in the Civil War.
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- Vicksburg Battlefield, Part One
- Vicksburg Battlefield, Part Two, State Memorials
- Vicksburg Battlefield, Part Three, Illinois Memorial
- Vicksburg Battlefield, Part Four, The USS Cairo
- Vicksburg Battlefield Part Five
- Memorial Day--a time to remember
- (Photos) Memorial Day 2013: Chicago's Rosehill Cemetery, Vicksburg, and the Civil War
- Shiloh Part One
US Grant Highway in Illinois
- Shiloh Part Two
- Shiloh Part Three
- Shiloh Part Four
- Thirty hours in Lincoln's Springfield, Illinois
- "My earliest recollection is of the Knob Creek place"
- Abraham Lincoln birthplace site
- Abraham Lincoln birthplace site's log cabin
- Jonesboro, site of the third Lincoln-Douglas Debate
- The only statue of Lincoln in military dress is in Dixon, Illinois
- Stephen A. Douglas Tomb in Chicago
- The Battle of Tupelo
- Midwestern Presidential Pathway: Where Grant worked as a clerk
- Midwestern Presidential Pathway: Ulysses S. Grant Home
- Photos: Confederate Charlotte
- Video and photos: Charlotte and the Fall of the Confederacy