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Marine Corps Museum puts Harpers Ferry artifact on display

A sledgehammer used in October 1859 to help capture John Brown is now available for public viewing at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va.

Wednesday - 05/23/2012, 08:15am EDT

Tags: Kathy Stewart, Marine Corps

History is passion for young Civil War re-enactor

Walkersville High School junior Chris Sniezek enlisted in the military when he was 10. The now 17-year-old Civil War re-enactor said his love of history has kept him interested in the hobby throughout his adolescence, although he's one of a few people in his age group involved with it.

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 06:00am EDT

Tags: Frederick,

Study: Tourism spending up in and around Gettysburg

Tourism spending is rebounding in Adams County after the area's top industry went into a slump three years ago, one study showed.

Monday - 05/21/2012, 06:00am EDT

Tags: Gettysburg

1,000-plus Civil War re-enactors heading to New Market

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 10:01am EDT

Tags: new market

Battle of Drewry's Bluff to be marked in Va.

A Civil War battle that produced three Medals of Honor is being commemorated in the former capital of the Confederacy.

Tuesday - 05/15/2012, 12:23pm EDT

Tags: Laurel Mayor Craig Moe, James River

Middleburg Battlefield to be preserved: governor

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will be in Middleburg to announce details of a new public-private partnership that will preserve a key portion of the Middleburg Battlefield from the Civil War.

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 07:57am EDT

Tags: Middleburg, Bob McDonnell

Frederick businesses hope to capitalize on Gettysburg anniversary

The Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the 150th anniversary will attract 4 million people in 2013, but many visitors are expected to make the trek this year to avoid the 2013 crush, and local establishments hope to benefit from tourists coming through Frederick County on their way to the battlefields.

Sunday - 05/06/2012, 02:00am EDT

Tags: tourism, Gettysburg, The Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau

Va. battlefield marks 150th anniversary of siege

The Yorktown Battlefield has opened exhibits and demonstrations to mark the 150th anniversary of a noted Civil War siege.

Sunday - 04/15/2012, 12:29pm EDT

Tags: Yorktown Battlefield,

Clara Barton office in downtown D.C. to be museum

The downtown District office of Clara Barton, where she led an effort to trace missing soldiers from the Civil War before she founded the American Red Cross, will soon become a museum.

Friday - 04/13/2012, 02:15am EDT

Tags: Clara Barton,

Md. Civil War museum gives severed arm a good look

Long after the guns fell silent at Antietam, the earth yielded up gruesome reminders of the bloodiest day of the American Civil War: bodies, bones, buttons and entire severed limbs -- one of which is now the focus of intense study at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 10:06am EDT

Tags: Antietam, National Museum of Civil War Medicine,

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