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Back in April 1917 the United States declared war on Germany. As young American men were signing up for the draft and getting ready to be shipped to France, the country observed Decoration Day on May 30th. One hundred years … Continue reading

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Banned in Charleston

DURYEA’s ZOUAVES, the white regiment stationed at Charleston which refused to allow the negro soldiers full swing, was ordered from the city for this heinous offence. Afterwards their colors were demanded of them. The Colonel refused to give them up, … Continue reading

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Oh, To Be a Zouave!

I found out yesterday that I was wrong to say that no Zouaves from Seneca Falls volunteered as a Zouave unit. 150 years ago this month they made their appearance at the great organizing and training encampment for New York … Continue reading

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