Civil War

The United States and Germany on Friday warned Russia not to endanger a planned peace conference for Syria or alter the balance of power in the Middle East by providing an advanced air defense system to President Bashar Assad's embattled regime. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

1 Million Child Refugees Created From Syria War

Two U.N. agencies said the number of registered child refugees fleeing Syria’s violence has topped the one million mark Friday.

08/23/2013

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Wal-Mart Store That Stirred Outcry Opening in Va.

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.

07/09/2013

Israeli soldiers patrol next to the border fence on May 7, 2013 on border with Syria, in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights. (credit: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Israel: Syria’s Assad Will ‘Bear The Consequences’ Of Further Escalation

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.

05/21/2013

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Century-Old Loudoun Confederate Soldier Statue Stirs Controversy

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.

05/16/2013

File photo of Stonewall Jackson (Photo Credit: Library of Congress)

Surgeon: Stonewall Jackson Death Likely Pneumonia

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.

05/10/2013

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

Md. Man Finds Live Civil War-era Shell Buried in His Yard

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.

04/12/2013

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

Volunteers Needed to Clean Up Civil War Battlefields

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.

04/04/2013

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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

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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

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