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Members of the KKK (Photo Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Klan Protests Renaming Of Parks In Memphis

About 60 members of the Ku Klux Klan rallied Saturday in Memphis to protest the renaming of three Confederate parks.

03/30/2013

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There’s an App For That: Appomattox Battle

The Appomattox Battle App culminates with the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865.

03/25/2013

Library of Congress. (Credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Library of Congress Displays Gettysburg Address

One of five known manuscripts of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is going on display at the Library of Congress.

03/22/2013

Reenactors fire a cannon as they participate in a Civil War battle reenactment. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

D.C. Area Colleges, Theaters to Create Civil War Plays

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.

02/28/2013

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Preview Of the Legend Of Civil War Santa In Washington DC

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.

12/07/2012

Workers mount a giant banner at the Tampa Bay Times Forum ahead of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, on August 24, 2012. (Photo credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/GettyImages)

GOP Divide Surfaces Early In 2014 Senate Contest

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.

11/28/2012

File photo of Steven Spielberg at a gala screening of "Lincoln" (Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Lincoln’ Director Spielberg Speaks In Gettysburg

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.”

11/19/2012

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

Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant Now Civil War ‘Bloggers’

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.

10/16/2012

A photo of a dead Confederate Soldier (Photo Credit: Library Of Congress)

Civil War’s Staggering Death Count Still Unknown

In the PBS American Experience documentary “Death and the Civil War” premiering Tuesday night, bloated Union and Confederate bodies are shown scattered on battlefields and in trenches and bleached skulls and body parts are stacked like cordwood.

09/17/2012

Image of a group of Union Soldiers based in Virginia (Photo Credit: Library Of Congress)

Civil War Remnants Discovered Beneath Va. College

The College of William and Mary has long claimed fame as the “Alma Mater of a Nation,” pre-dating the American Revolution. Now archaeologist say weeks of fresh excavation have uncovered the remnants of earthworks apparently dug by occupying Union troops — new evidence that the colonial-era school had an outsized role in the Civil War.

08/10/2012

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