Months after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed 150 years ago, the first unit of black Northern soldiers was organized as the 54th Massachusetts Regiment and went on to fight at Fort Wagner in South Carolina during the Civil War.
A Maryland Ku Klux Klan group says it plans to hold a rally this weekend at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg.
International aid to Syrians uprooted by civil war is a “drop in the sea” of what is needed, a top U.N. official said Monday, estimating that five million Syrians have been displaced inside the country.
Two U.N. agencies said the number of registered child refugees fleeing Syria’s violence has topped the one million mark Friday.
A Wal-Mart Supercenter is opening Wednesday miles from a site near a Civil War battlefield where the retail giant first proposed building, sparking a national outcry.
Israeli and Syrian troops exchanged fire across their tense cease-fire line in the Golan Heights on Tuesday, prompting an Israeli threat that Syria’s leader will “bear the consequences” of further escalation and raising new concerns that the civil war there could explode into a region-wide conflict.
An idea that was pitched by Leesburg attorney John P. Flannery in Wednesday’s edition of the Loudoun-Times Mirror newspaper — tear down the 105-year-old Confederate soldier statue in front of the Old Courthouse — is getting mixed reviews.
Chancellorsville Historians and doctors have debated for decades what medical complications caused the death of legendary Confederate fighter Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, felled by friendly fire from his troops during the Civil War.
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.