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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

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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,

Civil War events around Frederick draw tourists' cash

Numbers starting to roll in in Frederick County indicate that September was a high-traffic month due to the 150-year anniversaries of both the Battle of South Mountain and the Battle of Antietam.

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 10:00am EDT

Tags: Frederick, tourism

Special line of cigars in Md. marks Civil War

As youngsters, David and Steve Castro camped on Antietam Battlefield and splashed in the Monocacy River. David recalls a time when Frederick was called Fredericktowne.

Monday - 10/08/2012, 12:25pm EDT

Tags: Monocacy River, Antietam Battlefield, Castro Brothers Cigars

Hiking tours help history buffs imagine Civil War hardship

It is ironic that the Battle of South Mountain is often overshadowed by its successor, which took place in a flat field.

Sunday - 09/16/2012, 02:00am EDT

Tags: Battle of Antietam, Andrew Rowand, National Park Service

Marker denotes first Civil War battle in Md.

Washington County is marking the site of the first Civil War battle action in Maryland.

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 11:26am EDT

Tags: Washington County,

Alexandria dig uncovers graves, traces of African-American community

An archaeological dig at Fort Ward Park in Alexandria has uncovered 43 unidentified graves and traces of a historic post-Civil War community.

Monday - 09/10/2012, 10:59am EDT

Tags: archaeology, virginia history, Fort Ward Park, Alexandria, Lance Mallemo

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