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6 Hotels With Super Disturbing Pasts

Oyster | Posted 06.07.2015 | Travel

Here we bring you six hotels with pasts that are kinda creepy. Still, it didn't stop us from visiting them all! And a couple of them are some of our favorite hotels ever, so don't let their buried secrets keep you away.

President Obama: Why You Should Come to Gettysburg

John McCormick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John McCormick

Dear President Obama: My family and I were disappointed to learn you've decided not to attend the 150th anniversary commemoration of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in Pennsylvania this November 19.

What Gettysburg Means to My Family

John McCormick | Posted 09.01.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

This week I'll be taking my wife and children to observe the 150th commemoration of the battle. In July 1863, my grandfather (yes, my grandfather!) fought in the battle, was wounded five times, and by a miracle, survived his wounds and subsequent internment in a POW hospital.

Gettysburg and Gridlock

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What I will be remembering -- and which I sincerely urge that today's politicians and media personalities read up on -- is the fact that the Civil War was actually postponed for decades by the most fierce ideological divide in our history.

Dear Love: Modern War Letters

Sarah McCoy | Posted 08.27.2013 | Women
Sarah McCoy

My husband is an Army physician deployed to a military field hospital in the Afghani desert. With satellites providing Internet, we really are afforded half a dozen different means of correspondence. It's vastly different from days gone by when loved ones put pen to paper.

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker Brings Up Her Unusual Collection During Debate | John Celock | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

A Republican state legislator in New Hampshire announced during a legislative debate Wednesday that she has a shrine to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee...

Big Battle Will Be Re-Enacted, Twice

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 09.15.2012 | DC

SHARPSBURG, Md. -- The Civil War Battle of Antietam was so big, they're re-enacting it twice. And nearly 8,000 re-enactors had to make a choice: stric...

Dark Twists of Researching the Civil War

Marty Steffens | Posted 08.21.2012 | College
Marty Steffens

Researching the Civil War leads us down a lot of very dark alleys. Little did I know that researching wartime scarcity of paper for a forthcoming book would lead me to the subject of Southern starvation and the image of stewed kittens.

Officials Seek Help Solving Civil War Mystery

Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

STEVE SZKOTAK, The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. -- The names of the two little girls are an enduring mystery, their images found among crumpled b...

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 ...

Touring the USS Monitor: George Frederickson of Denmark and Philadelphia

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

It's fast approaching the 150th anniversary of the active service of the USS Monitor, which went down in a storm off the coast of North Carolina on New Year's Eve, 1862.

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...

147-Year-Old Civil War Message Decoded

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. — A glass vial stopped with a cork during the Civil War has been opened, revealing a coded message to the desperate Confederate comman...

Confederate Cemetery Gets Stimulus Funds For Restoration

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ALTON -- A Confederate graveyard and memorial in the Mississippi River city of Alton will be getting a $250,000 upgrade, paid for by the federal econo...