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The 150th Anniversary of the United States Colored Troops

Today’s blog post comes from archives specialist Jackie Budell. On May 22, 1863, the War Department issued General Orders 143, establishing a Bureau of Colored Troops in the Adjutant General’s Office to recruit and organize African American soldiers to fight … Continue reading

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Lizzie Borden took a….trip

On June 20, 1893, Lizzie Borden was declared innocent of the crime of murdering her father and stepmother. The National Archives holds a little piece of her history from before the murders. A month before her 30th birthday, Lizzie Borden … Continue reading

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Facial Hair Friday: A bushy beard, a murder, and a missing arm

Today’s Facial Hair Friday is not a case of mistaken identity. Jefferson Davis was arrested for murder. But this Jefferson Davis was not the president of the Confederate States. This one was a Union officer, with nearly the same name. … Continue reading

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