Md. Sergeant Charged With Stealing Civil War DocumentsA former Maryland police sergeant has been charged with stealing Civil War documents from his father-in-law, a descendant of a personal staff member of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.
Library of Congress Acquires Rare Trove of Civil War ImagesA Houston housewife who has quietly collected rare Civil War images for 50 years has sold more than 500 early photographs to the Library of Congress.
Slave Photo Discovered from Robert E. Lee's HomeThe National Park Service has acquired a rare Civil War-era photograph of an enslaved woman at Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's home in Virginia.
Report: 3 Million Syrian Children Not In School, Education Buildings Used By MilitaryNearly three million Syrian children are not attending school due to the civil war raging in their homeland, an international charity group said Thursday, as the country's intractable conflict threatens to deny an entire a generation of education.
Obama to Award Medal of Honor to Civil War SoldierA century and a half after his valiant death at the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil War buffs.
Assad's Forces Carrying Out Dozens Of Airstrikes Against ISIS In SyriaAs the U.S. military strikes ISIS militants in Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have significantly stepped up their own campaign against militant strongholds in Syria, carrying out dozens of airstrikes against the group's headquarters in the past two days.
Civil War 'Battle That Saved Washington' RememberedCivil War historians are marking the 150th anniversary of the only major Confederate victory on northern soil.
After Complaints, Va. University To Remove Confederate Flags But Not Apologize For Slavery PastIn an open letter to the Washington and Lee University community dated Tuesday, President Kenneth P. Ruscio said that the confederate flags that have been a point of contention on campus will be removed.
Smithsonian Features Grant, Lee From Civil War The National Portrait Gallery is continuing a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a new exhibit focusing on the two generals who led Confederate and Union troops into battle.
Obama Seeks $500M to Train, Equip Syrian RebelsPresident Barack Obama asked Congress Thursday for $500 million to train and arm vetted members of the Syrian opposition, as the U.S. struggles for a way to stem a civil war that has also fueled the al-Qaida inspired insurgency in neighboring Iraq.
Best Destinations for the Wine Lover's VacationWhile Napa Valley deserves to be mentioned on any short list of the country’s top wine destinations, there are several other destinations nationwide that are worthy of merit.