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HistoryMobile wheeling to Virginia Capitol

Virginia's interactive Civil War history museum is parking at the Capitol this week and it's open to visitors.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 07:02am EST


Lee-Jackson Day marked Friday in Virginia

Friday - 01/18/2013, 08:18am EST

Tags: Lee-Jackson Day,

Memorial dedicated to Civil War ironclad ship

A memorial is being dedicated to the Civil War ironclad, the USS Monitor, and its crew.

Friday - 12/28/2012, 06:09am EST

Tags: USS Monitor, ironclad, Cape Hatteras

Shells preserved in wall where they hit Sumter

They are there just where they landed in Fort Sumter a century and a half ago _ three Union shells from rifled Parrot guns embedded in the masonry wall of the garrison where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.

Saturday - 12/22/2012, 03:25pm EST

Tags: Fort Sumter,

NY-based Guardsmen head to Va. for Civil War event

A contingent of New York Army National Guard soldiers is heading to Virginia to honor the sacrifices of the famous Irish Brigade during the Civil War's Battle of Fredericksburg.

Friday - 12/07/2012, 12:59pm EST

Tags: New York Army National Guard, Battle of Fredericksburg, Irish Brigade,

Smithsonian gathers best art of Civil War era

Paintings and photographs depicting the raw reality of the Civil War marked a major change in American art that tossed out romantic notions of war.

Friday - 11/23/2012, 04:43pm EST


Trust, Va. preserving Civil War battlefield

The Civil War Trust has teamed up with the state to complete a $3.2 million campaign protecting 285 acres at Gaines' Mill, where Gen. Robert E. Lee had his first major victory as commander of the Army of Northern Virginia.

Monday - 11/19/2012, 04:59pm EST

Tags: Civil War Trust, Richmond

Library volunteer builds painstaking history of slavery

David Nathanson sits in front of a microfilm machine at the Maryland Room in the C. Burr Artz Public Library in downtown Frederick. He scrolls through local newspapers, meticulously reading tiny print that is more than 150 years old to pick out text that relates to slavery in the area, including old advertisements.

Sunday - 11/18/2012, 02:00am EST

Tags: Frederick, slavery,

Civil War Center reaches $8M fundraising goal

A Civil War attraction in Richmond ha reached its $8 million fundraising goal ahead of schedule.

Sunday - 10/21/2012, 08:48am EDT


Library plans Civil War blog with voices from past

First-person accounts from the Civil War are being brought to life in a new blog that will feature the voices of Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant and others.

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 12:36pm EDT

Tags: Library of Congress,

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