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Curious plaque tells forgotten story

The familiar brick sidewalks of Old Town Alexandria served as the backdrop to a bit of American history you may not be familiar with and a curious plaque hidden in plain sight reminds passersby of at least part of the story.

Saturday - 02/02/2013, 08:18pm EST

Tags: Old Town Alexandria, Civil War 150th Anniversary, Office of Historic Alexandria

Civil War anniversary brings with it a special brew (VIDEO)

A Frederick company is brewing up a special commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 03:32am EST

Tags: Frederick,

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

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