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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

File photo of an area where the American Civil War was fought. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Disabled Vet To Get Home On Va. Civil War Site

A Marine who sustained a brain injury and lost all four limbs while deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan has chosen a major Civil War battle site in Virginia for his new home.

07/19/2012

Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Civil War Museum Attempts To Identify Two Girls From 150-Year-Old Photographs

A Civil War museum in Richmond is facing a daunting challenge in trying to identify the names of two girls found in photographs nearly 150 years ago.

06/11/2012

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