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Civil War 150th

The War for the Union: A Slave Pen in Alexandria

Ghosts of DC | Posted 09.02.2013 | DC
Ghosts of DC

This is an incredible stereographic card, taken during the Civil War. It's a powerful image of an Alexandria slave pen.

'Four Score and Seven Years Ago': A Jewish Connection

Marc Saperstein | Posted 09.02.2013 | Religion
Marc Saperstein

July 4, 1863 was a Saturday, and Rabbi Sabato Morais delivered his Sabbath morning sermon. His sermon contains a phrase that might well have influenced the most celebrated speech in American history.

Historical Milestone Roils Down In Dixie

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War can be an angst-filled task in Mississippi, with its long history of racia...

Civil War's 150th Stirs A Trove Of Memories

AP | By STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 12.27.2011 | Impact

RICHMOND, Va. -- A diary with a lifesaving bullet hole from Gettysburg. An intricate valentine crafted by a Confederate soldier for the wife he would ...

PHOTOS: Civil War Commemoration At Fort Sumter

Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

Two glowing beams of light were cast into the sky early this morning at South Carolina's Fort Sumter, the site where the first shots of the American C...