Civil War

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

Report: 3 Million Syrian Children Not In School, Education Buildings Used By Military  (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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

Portrait of the 18th U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. (1822-1885) (Courtesy of the National Archives/Newsmakers)

Smithsonian Features Grant, Lee From Civil War

The National Portrait Gallery is continuing a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a new exhibit focusing on the two generals who led Confederate and Union troops into battle.

07/07/2014

President Obama (Photo: Ron Sachs - Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Seeks $500M to Train, Equip Syrian Rebels

President Barack Obama asked Congress Thursday for $500 million to train and arm vetted members of the Syrian opposition, as the U.S. struggles for a way to stem a civil war that has also fueled the al-Qaida inspired insurgency in neighboring Iraq.

06/26/2014

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Best Destinations for the Wine Lover’s Vacation

While Napa Valley deserves to be mentioned on any short list of the country’s top wine destinations, there are several other destinations nationwide that are worthy of merit.

06/10/2014

A new report finds that nearly half of Americans don't have sufficient savings or assets to avoid poverty should they lose their income. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Md. Auction of Civil War Soldier’s Skull Canceled After Protests, Burial With Honors Planned Instead

The planned auction of a skull found at Gettysburg that purportedly was that of a Civil War soldier has been canceled following protests, and officials say the remains have instead been donated by the auction company for burial with honors.

06/03/2014

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