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From ancient Greece to the American Confederacy, famous and powerful figures have been immortalized through plaster masks sculpted during a person's lifetime or immediately after their death.
A Civil War battlefield in Virginia where Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee saw his first major victory is now federally protected.
One museum has among its vast Confederate-centric collection Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's sword and the flag that flew at Robert E. Lee's headquarters. The other museum strives to tell the story of the American Civil War through the eyes of Northerners and Southerners, freed and enslaved blacks, soldiers and civilians.
The battle of Gettysburg was a major turning point in the Civil War. And events to commemorate the 150th anniversary of this seminole event offer a great get-a-way opportunity and a chance to learn more the Civil War.
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