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CATEGORY: The American Experience
War heroes are not always human, and the Smithsonian has several animal soldiers in its collection.
The history of the building of the Panama Canal.
The experiences of Civil War nurse Amanda Akin -- revealed through her diary -- reflect the sacrifices of millions of Americans who contributed to the war effort.
The National Portrait Gallery marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War through a series of four alcove exhibitions -- one each year -- commemorating this period of American history. The first of these exhibitions recounts the death of Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth, a friend of President Lincoln, in Alexandria, Virginia.
Learn about key people who influenced the outcome of the War of 1812, which transformed and unified the United States.
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