J.D. Taylor Jr. was planting trees at his Sharpsburg home when he came upon a startling sight: a live Civil War-era shell. It was the second time he has done so.
If you’re a Civil War buff with philanthropic tendencies, this is you’re weekend. The Civil War Trust is seeking volunteers for its annual hands-on preservation event Saturday.
About 60 members of the Ku Klux Klan rallied Saturday in Memphis to protest the renaming of three Confederate parks.
The Appomattox Battle App culminates with the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865.
One of five known manuscripts of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is going on display at the Library of Congress.
Four major universities are joining theater companies in Boston, Baltimore, Washington and Atlanta in a project to commission new plays, music and dance compositions about the Civil War and its lasting legacy.
The jolly old man who was seen in Thomas Nast’s cartoon giving out gifts in 1863, comes to life at several venues this year.
The fissures within the Republican Party that some say cost the GOP control of the Senate have resurfaced just three weeks after the election. This time conservatives are targeting a popular veteran congresswoman from a storied West Virginia political family making a bid for Democrat Jay Rockefeller’s Senate seat in 2014.
With his new film about the 16th president in theaters, two-time Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg was to make the keynote address during ceremonies that celebrate the 149th anniversary of “The Gettysburg Address.”
First-person accounts from the Civil War are being brought to life in a new blog that will feature the voices of Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant and others.