Prologue Magazine

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Civil War surrenders

Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox was the most significant surrender of the war, but it wasn't the official end of the Civil War.

An Imposter

Charles De Arnaud was the most infamous government claimant of the Gilded Age.

Gold dust thief

George Adams skimmed a fortune of gold dust off Klondike miners' takings.


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Genealogy Notes

Caring for Veterans in the Nation's Capital

Soldiers' Home

Explore the records of the U.S. Soldiers' Home in Washington, D.C., 1851–1943.

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