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The Soldiers


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A woman discovers a secret that the government long tried to keep hidden: a secret about who exactly fought in the Civil War.

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December 20th, 2017

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December 13th, 2017


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December 6th, 2017


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November 15th, 2017


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The Spin

November 8th, 2017


From the cemetery to the big screen, a 150 year old push to rewrite American history.

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October 18th, 2017

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October 11th, 2017

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The Raid

October 4th, 2017


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Give Us a Call

September 20th, 2017

We want to hear from you! Do you have a family story from the Civil War? A myth you've seen on social media you want busted? Let us know! 

Call 347-395-5078 and leave us a voicemail with your name, story, and the best …

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