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Committee of Thirty-three

1861 The Committee of Thirty-three was a select committee of the House of Representatives established on December 4, 1860 to explore possibilities for resolving … Read more

Corwin Amendment

1861 The Corwin Amendment was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution that was approved by Congress in 1861 in an attempt to … Read more

Fighting McCooks

During the American Civil War many family members fought alongside one another, and it is believed that at least fifteen members of the McCook … Read more

Freedmen’s Bureau

1865–1872 The Freedmen's Bureau was an important agency of the early Reconstruction era, assisting freedmen (freed ex-slaves) in the South. By the spring of … Read more

Irish Brigade

February 8, 1862–June 25, 1865 Composed mostly of Irishmen from New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, including eleven Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, the Irish … Read more

Joint Committee on Reconstruction

December 13, 1865–February 9, 1867 Created by the Thirty-ninth U.S. Congress, the Joint Committee on Reconstruction markedly altered the course of Reconstruction after the … Read more

Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War

December 10, 1861 – May 22, 1865 The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War was a Congressional committee established in 1861 to … Read more

Joint Congressional Committee on the Conduct of the War

December 10, 1861 – May 22, 1865

Ohio Volunteer Infantry

1861–1865 Historically, British colonies utilized militia forces to defend themselves from attacks by Native Americans and other powers. Once Americans secured their independence in … Read more

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