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.
Arlington National Cemetery’s hallowed ground honors American soldiers from many different wars. But as Arlington marks its 150th anniversary this year with tours and events, historians note that its roots are firmly planted in the Civil War.
Featuring many of America’s oldest cities, superb food, refined beauty and world famous attractions, the South has something to offer for all walks of life.
Smoke rising from two areas of the Richmond National Battlefield Park over the next week will not be the work of overzealous Civil War re-enactors.
United Nations hosted peace talks in Switzerland have nearly stalled.
Several months before the U.S. Civil War, Maryland and three other states voted for a constitutional amendment protecting their rights to allow slavery. This year lawmakers could rescind that vote.
U.S. official warns Syria is using stalling tactics to delay attempts to remove and destroy chemical stockpile.
At the start of Syrian peace talks, Secretary of State Kerry promises Syria a future without Bashar Assad.
The city of Alexandria, steeped in Civil War history, is considering repeal of an old law requiring certain new streets to be named for Confederate generals.
Rebel-on-rebel clashes have overshadowed the fight against president Bashar Assad.