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Civil War Anniversary

In 1864 Maryland, Confusion Over Emancipaton Made Slaves Interpreters of Law

Martha S. Jones | Posted 08.25.2014 | Black Voices
Martha S. Jones

In the midst of the Civil War, who was a slave and who was free? When African Americans in Maryland asked this question 150 years ago, in August 1864, they engaged in a sophisticated analysis.

Today In 1865: Civil War Document Changed A Nation

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant after the final battle at the Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865,...

Antietam Tells The Story Of America's Bloodiest Day

Marshall S. Berdan | Posted 11.17.2012 | Travel
Marshall S. Berdan

It would be hard to imagine a more aesthetically appealing battlefield than Antietam: 3,250 acres of neatly maintained fields and 19th-century farmhouses.

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...

Virginia Is For Lovers, Civil War Buffs

CarsTravelFood | Posted 07.14.2012 | Travel
CarsTravelFood

In 1865, the site was the scene of the battle that ended the Petersburg Campaign and led to the evacuation of the Confederate capital, Richmond.

Lincoln's Signature

Howard Kissel | Posted 04.03.2012 | Arts
Howard Kissel

How much can a piece of paper be worth? Quite a lot, if it has Abraham Lincoln's signature on it. The actual value of the over-sized sheet of paper that went on display Wednesday at the New-York Historical Society has not been disclosed.

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.

USS Monitor: Could William Bryan Be One of the Skeletons in the Turret?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

Launched in Brooklyn on January 30, 1862 and lost in a storm off Cape Hatteras on December 31st of the same year, its legacy has far outlasted its duration.

Adam Goodheart on the Hearts and Minds That Made the Civil War

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 06.21.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

In his marvelous book, 1861: The Civil War Awakening, Adam Goodheart presents a rich and vivid portrait of what Americans of the time were all about.

Long-Lost Letter Sheds Light On Lincoln's Faith

Posted 06.14.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) On the eve of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, a long-lost letter has surfaced ...

PHOTOS: The Faces Of The Civil War

Posted 06.11.2011 | Arts

Why do the men in Civil War portraits look so calm? The soldiers, who fought some of the bloodiest battles in American history, couldn't have been at ...

Civil War's 150th Anniversary Divides The South

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As much of the South continues to distance itself from its racially divisive past, the organizations fighting to maintain the prominence of Confederat...

South Carolina Celebration Of Secession Sparks New Tensions

The State | Wayne Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two of the first events scheduled to mark the anniversary -- a privately sponsored secession ball Monday in Charleston and an effort to display the or...