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Students Demand Historic University Take Down Confederate Flags

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.16.2014 | College

Washington & Lee University President Ken Ruscio promised Wednesday to meet with a group of students who demanded the school remove all confederate fl...

The Civil War's Best Union General - Was a Southerner

Dennis Miller | Posted 08.28.2013 | Books
Dennis Miller

During this 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Battle, it's good to remember that the most successful Union General in the Civil War was from the South.

Gettysburg Is Pinnacle Of Hobby For Re-Enactors

AP | BY GENARO C. ARMAS | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics

GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- The commander of the Confederate army marched to the front of the makeshift classroom in jeans and a dress blue shirt to deliver ba...

Dear Kids: Here's Why You And I Are History

Bob Brody | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Bob Brody

Five years ago, I made a New Year's resolution to do something I had long intended to do -- write a family history, deeply personal, for our children, Michael and Caroline, then 24 and 19.

America's Turning Point: Vicksburg and Gettysburg

Conrad Black | Posted 08.07.2013 | Books
Conrad Black

2013-06-06-Conradbookcover.jpgAfter Vicksburg and Gettysburg, the American aptitude for war would not be questioned again for a very long time. No one except Lincoln and the senior officers of both armies had imagined that the decisive climax of the American constitutional project could be such a noble and terrible combat.

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker Brings Up Her Unusual Collection During Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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,...

First Nighter: London Chorus Line Yay! London Dear World Nay!

David Finkle | Posted 02.20.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

If there's any evidence that A Chorus Line doesn't remain one of the great musicals, it's nowhere in view at the Palladium. Meanwhile, Jerry Herman's musical Dear World begs the question: Why?

Civil War Documents Shown For 1st Time

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 11.26.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Letters and diaries from those who lived through the Civil War offer a new glimpse at the arguments that split the nation 150 years ago ...

PHOTOS: The Civil War Battle That Changed American History

AP | CHRISTOPHER SULLIVAN | Posted 09.17.2012 | DC

By Christopher Sullivan The Associated Press SHARPSBURG, Md. — From as far away as Minnesota, Colorado and Ohio they came, more than 30 members ...

Big Battle Anniversary Kicks Off

AP | Posted 09.15.2012 | DC

SHARPSBURG, Md. -- The National Park Service is kicking off four days of events marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Antietam (ann...

More Quake Damage Found In Another D.C. Landmark

AP | Posted 01.03.2012 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- A 200-year-old house in Arlington, Va., that housed Robert E. Lee and his family before the Civil War has suffered minor damage from...

The Civil War Rages On...In Books, Music and DVD

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.12.2011 | Books
Michael Giltz

THE CIVIL WAR RAGES ON...A RUNDOWN OF NEW BOOKS, MUSIC AND CLASSIC DVDS Today marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle Of Fort Sumt...

Arlington Cemetery: Once A Thriving Black Town

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hermene Hartman

The only trace of Freedman's Village left on the grounds are the lonely graves in Section 27 near the Iwo Jima Memorial.

Wal-Mart Collapses on Civil War Battlefield

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

Wal-Mart's surrender ended their 26-month siege of the Wilderness Battlefield, an attack that sparked national attention, activated numerous historic preservation groups, and aimed a barrage of bad press towards Wal-Mart headquarters.

Hold Fast to King's Dream

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Kaas Boyle

On April 4, 1968, a shot rang out in the Memphis sky and Martin Luther King Jr. fell silent. But King's message of one America, undivided by race, would not die.

Wal-Mart's Civil War Battle Gets Bloodier

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

This week, the first shot in a long legal battle over a 138,000 square foot Wal-superstore near the Wilderness Civil War battlefield, a site of immense historic significance, has hit Wal-Mart -- but its just a superficial wound.

The Confederacy: Kill the Myth Once and For All

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Waving the American flag while fiercely defending the effort to tear that flag down is untenable. Make a choice; be a proud American or a proud Confederate. You cannot possibly be both.

War Communication Before Modern Technology

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

The Chief Aeronaut of the Union Army Balloon Corps, convinced Union Major General George B. McClellan to permit him to attempt to relay information via telegraph, but from a balloon.

On the Occasion of President Obama's Wreath for the Confederate Memorial

Ronald Maxwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronald Maxwell

Obama, to his everlasting honor, and in keeping with the tradition of his predecessors, on Memorial Day just two weeks ago sent a wreath to Moses Ezekiel's monument to the Confederate dead.