A few bits and pieces on this July 4, the 235th anniversay of the Declaration of Independence, the 148th anniversay of the battles of Gettysbiurg and Vicksburg, and the 185th anniversary of the deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.
A highly recommended read: From the Civil War, Family Unity? by Pam Platt in the July 3, Courier Journal
From Junction City, KS, a impressive Civil War Monument in Heritage Park at the intersection of 6th and Washington St. Not bad for a town with a population of 2684 in 1880.
And as ever:
The New York Times Ongoing series: Disunion