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A Creature of Its Time: The Pension Bureau

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Courtesy of the LOC

By the of the 19th century, United States’ pension administration was huge: occupying an imposing building, overseeing the distribution of $138 million in pensions to nearly a million Union veterans and surviving relatives.



Harriet Jacobs

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Born a slave, Harriet Jacobs became an unstoppable truth teller, activist, and reformer.


“Ready for Mischief”

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Medical kit used by Dr. Mary Walker. Courtesy of the National Museum of Health and Medicine

Dr. Mary E. Walker of New York embarked on a crusade to become a surgeon in the Union Army.


Cornelia Hancock

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Largely forgotten today, Cornelia Hancock was one of the best known and beloved nurses of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War.  Throughout the war, from the Battle of Gettysburg to Appomattox, she maintained a long association with the 14th Connecticut Volunteers through her work in 2nd and 3rd Corps […]



Marvel-ous Civil War Medicine

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The Cap understood that reference

Before you see Captain America: Civil War, discover the incredible connections between Civil War Medicine and the Marvel cinematic universe.


Triangle

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“The entire neighborhood is sitting shiva.” Reflections on the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and it’s effect on our world, and the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum.


Lorena

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A favorite with soldiers, North and South …


Give Us Our Peace

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This week’s Art and War blog post features Langston Hughes, who was born 114 years ago today.


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