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.
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.
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.
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.