Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison born

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President Lincoln signs act making West Virginia a state

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Abolitionist John Brown hanged

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In Annual Message to Congress, Lincoln calls for passage of 13th Amendment

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Veterans Day

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Nevada enters the Union

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Frederick Douglass delivers speech at Freedman’s Monument

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Abraham Lincoln bust, Saint Gaudens, Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

The Civil War in Art

The Civil War in Art: Teaching and Learning through Chicago Collections from the Terra Foundation for American Art is designed for teachers and students to learn about the Civil War and connect to the issues, events, and people of the era through works of art. Included is an image gallery, classroom projects, a glossary, and more...

Cropped logo of "Death and the Civil War"

PBS: "Death and the Civil War"

On the 150th anniversary of Antietam, the single bloodiest battle on American soil, this PBS film examines how the unprecedented carnage changed  American attitudes towards death

 

 

Constitution Day

Emancipation Nation

File:Battle of Antietam.png, WikimediaOn September 17, 1862, Union and Confederate troops squared off at Antietam Creek in the first major battle of the Civil War on Northern soil. By sunset, almost 23,000 men lay dead or wounded but the Union had won a desperately needed strategic victory.