The Great War

Bridgewater College Analyzes America’s Bloodiest Period

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Posted: April 9, 2013

The Virginia state flag, which reads “Sic Semper Tyrannis,” heralds “Death Always To The Tyrant.” (Photo by Courtesy Photo / The Heritage Museum, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society)
William B. Yancey, in a pre-Gettysburg uniform, was a part of the 10th Virginia Infantry Regiment, Echo Company, Peaked Mountain Grays of McGaheysville. (Photo by Courtesy Photo / The Heritage Museum, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society)

It was the war that divided America. It turned family and friends into foes; houses into hideouts and hospitals. Yards became graveyards as wives became widows. The Civil War hit home like no…



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