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ANA president receives numismatic battlefield commission

During the 51st Annual Las Vegas Numismatic Society (LVNS) show April 4-6 the ANA (I as a long time LVNS member and ANA president) hosted an ANA information and membership table as well as handling the youth outreach activities and treasure hunt outside the bourse room and in the Palace Station theater area outside the Feast buffet. Adjacent to the ANA tables were two manned by the Las Vegas Civil War Living History Group. These folks dressed in both Union and Confederate uniforms displayed numerous Civil War mementos and shared in a thrice daily public real life presentation the capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his top Aides (Generals).
Written by Walter Ostromecki at 00:00
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Philip Sheridan: A lost war hero of the Civil War

Many historic figures are often forgotten from the Civil War era. One of them is Gen. Philip Sheridan, who pursued Robert E. Lee's Confederate forces and eventually forced him to surrender.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

An historic look at the Congressional Medal of Honor

December marked the 151st anniversary of the Medal of Honor. A small and distinct group of military members have been graced with the honor of being presented with this historic medal. Learn more about how it came into existence and some interesting history associated with the medal.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 00:00

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Ulysses S. Grant

This week's Money Museum blog looks at the man whose portrait graces on the $50 bill, Ulysses S. Grant. Learn about his accomplishments, both during his time in the military and in politics.
Written by Brandon Ortega at 03:00

'In God We Trust' — A little history in everyday pocket change

Nearly everyone has some type of pocket change coins either in their pockets, homes, or vehicles. However, most people do not take the time to actually look at those coins. This article looks at the history behind the historic and famous phrase, "In God We Trust."
Written by Brandon Ortega at 06:00

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