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Maggots, shinplasters, and spooning at Libby prison — 150 years ago this week

More than 40 years after the American Civil War ended, my great-great-grandfather James “Jimmy” Young wrote a memoir about his experience with the 6th Connecticut Volunteers, Company K, and the months he endured in Andersonville prison. He was originally from … Continue reading

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How my Scottish-Canadian great-great-grandfather was captured during the US Civil War — 150 years ago today

More than 40 years after the American Civil War ended, my great-great-grandfather James “Jimmy” Young wrote a memoir about his experience with the 6th Connecticut Volunteers, Company K, and the months he endured in Andersonville prison. Originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, … Continue reading

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PBS to air new US Civil War series

Beginning April 1, PBS will broadcast a new five-part series, Civil War: The Untold Story, that begins April 1. The series, filmed on the very grounds where battles were fought, will highlight four critical battles, the causes and politics of war, … Continue reading

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