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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

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

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