Civil War

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Civil War Sites to Visit in Virginia this Summer

Want to explore some of the most historic sites in U.S. history? Check out this list of the top civil war sites in Virginia from Carlo DeVito, author of “Mrs. Lee’s Rose Garden.”

05/29/2015

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Md. Civil War Sites Mark Memorial Day With Flags, Parade

Maryland’s two biggest Civil War battlefields are marking Memorial Day in distinctly different ways.

05/23/2015

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Md. Sergeant Charged With Stealing Civil War Documents

A former Maryland police sergeant has been charged with stealing Civil War documents from his father-in-law, a descendant of a personal staff member of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.

04/09/2015

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Library of Congress Acquires Rare Trove of Civil War Images

A Houston housewife who has quietly collected rare Civil War images for 50 years has sold more than 500 early photographs to the Library of Congress.

03/29/2015

Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.  In the background is shown Arlington House, the former home of General Robert E. Lee and his family.  (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Slave Photo Discovered from Robert E. Lee’s Home

The National Park Service has acquired a rare Civil War-era photograph of an enslaved woman at Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s home in Virginia.

10/09/2014

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Report: 3 Million Syrian Children Not In School, Education Buildings Used By Military

Nearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the civil war raging in their homeland, an international charity group said Thursday, as the country’s intractable conflict threatens to deny an entire a generation of education.

09/18/2014

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Obama to Award Medal of Honor to Civil War Soldier

A century and a half after his valiant death at the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation’s highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil War buffs.

08/26/2014

A picture taken on Aug. 15, 2014, shows a general view of damaged buildings in Mleiha on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. (credit: LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Assad’s Forces Carrying Out Dozens Of Airstrikes Against ISIS In Syria

As the U.S. military strikes ISIS militants in Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces have significantly stepped up their own campaign against militant strongholds in Syria, carrying out dozens of airstrikes against the group’s headquarters in the past two days.

08/19/2014

Civil War re-enactors as Confederate soldiers. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Civil War ‘Battle That Saved Washington’ Remembered

Civil War historians are marking the 150th anniversary of the only major Confederate victory on northern soil.

07/09/2014

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After Complaints, Va. University To Remove Confederate Flags But Not Apologize For Slavery Past

In an open letter to the Washington and Lee University community dated Tuesday, President Kenneth P. Ruscio said that the confederate flags that have been a point of contention on campus will be removed.

07/08/2014

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