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Thirteen national parks within "The Journey Through Hallowed Ground" national heritage area -- from Gettysburg, Pa. to Monticello, Va. -- support 4,032 local jobs and attract nine million visitors annually, according to a Michigan State University study.
Civil War battlefields in Virginia and West Virginia are getting a federal assist to ensure their preservation for years to come.
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.
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