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A House Divided: August, 2011

Posted at 03:52 PM ET, 08/01/2011

What you missed: Civil War news highlights

In the week past, you may have missed these stories: eight Civil War battlefields got federal grants, an Ohio regimental banner found in attic and a Civil War veteran finally gets an official resting place 65 years after he died,...

By Linda Wheeler  |  03:52 PM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 07/29/2011

Eight Civil War battlefields get government grants

More than $1.2 million in grants from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program were awarded this week to a variety of national battlefield projects including eight Civil War sites in six states.

By Linda Wheeler  |  01:50 PM ET, 07/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Historical society finds Civil War banner in attic

The original banner of the 72nd Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry was discovered in the attic of the Sandusky County Historical Society earlier this year. Yesterday, the county commissioners voted unanimously to budget the $9,000 needed to restore the...

By Linda Wheeler  |  04:06 PM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Civil War veteran is buried 65 years after death

Among the 17 burials of cremated remains that were buried with military honors yesterday at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, was one Civil War veteran who, like the others, had been unclaimed and left at local funeral homes. Union Pvt. George McCarthy...

By Linda Wheeler  |  01:05 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 07/27/2011

What you missed: A look at Bull Run highlights

By Linda Wheeler  |  11:58 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/23/2011

Live from Manassas: Tweeting the reenactment of the Battle of Bull Run

Follow along here or @manassaswp

By A House Divided  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Follow the reenactment: Live tweeting from Bull Run

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Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Reenacting the same battle, 50 years later

By Timothy R. Smith  |  04:41 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 07/22/2011

An initiation into a reenactment ‘family’

By Timothy R. Smith  |  04:31 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Sleeping in a Civil War pup tent — with an unusual alarm clock

By Timothy R. Smith  |  03:15 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 07/22/2011

’If you were fighting, you’d be dead by now,’ and other problems with muskets

By Timothy R. Smith  |  02:52 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 07/22/2011

Some afternoon Civil War events still on, despite heat

Despite the heat, Civil War events with the City of Manassas are continuing as scheduled.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  02:20 PM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 07/22/2011

The cavalry, the Lincolns, the artillery, oh my!

Bull Run reenactors on parade in Old Town Manassas

By Timothy R. Smith  |  10:59 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 07/22/2011

When Civil War reenactors go to Burger King

Riding a horse through a drive through in Manassas.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  10:45 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 07/22/2011

A modern marriage with an interest in Civil War history

Jeannine and John Lindberg share an interest in the topic.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  10:35 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Some Bull Run anniversary events canceled because of heat

The National Park Service canceled part of Friday’s program commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Bull Run in Manassas because of excessive heat.

By Justin Jouvenal  |  09:13 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Drinking 15 gallons a day

The hottest day of the year also impacted the horses at Bull Run.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  08:31 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Woken by his horse’s whinnies

By Timothy R. Smith  |  08:26 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:06 PM ET, 07/21/2011

The outhouse side of reenactments

By Timothy R. Smith  |  08:06 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Tales from the scene: A former air mechanic goes back in time

Among the reenactors at Camp Manassas, DePerro is playing Clovis Lowe, father of the aeronaut Thaddeus Lowe, who commanded the Union army’s balloon corps.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  05:04 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 07/21/2011

Civil War fashion: The wonders of the top hat

The Post’s Tim Smith on how the fashionable hats are keeping him cool at Camp Manassas.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  04:28 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 07/21/2011

How weather affected soldiers during the Battle of Bull Run

Were wool uniforms a hindrance or a help to soldiers at First Manassas?

By Timothy R. Smith  |  03:59 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 07/21/2011

At Camp Manassas, homemade root beer is all the rage

The day is hot, which means Patricia Mertz, who sells cold lemonade, cherry fizz and root beer, is in business. The counter of Little John is filled with barrels and corked or wire-capped bottles of the homemade drinks, made right here behind the tent.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  01:01 PM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 07/21/2011

Blogging from Camp Manassas: Getting fitted for Civil War garb before the Bull Run anniversary

Cindy Warlick, purveyor of Civil War-era garb and memorabilia, does steady business during the events marking the 150th anniversary of the Battler of Bull Run.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  11:54 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Events mark Bull Run anniversary in Manassas

For the sesquicentennial of First Manassas, the National Park Service is offering four days of free programs and events at the actual battlefield where the Confederates scored their first important and very public victory. Unlike other Civil War battles, this...

By Linda Wheeler  |  10:30 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 AM ET, 07/20/2011

Manassas battlefield park expands by 54 acres today

On the eve of the sesquicentennial anniversary of Battle of First Manassas, the federal park where the battle actually took place will grow by 54 acres, thanks to the preservation efforts of the Civil War Trust.

By Linda Wheeler  |  12:02 AM ET, 07/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 07/19/2011

New logo for Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation, charged by Congress with protecting the Civil War battlefields in nine western Virginia counties, has a new logo fifteen years after beginning its work.

By Linda Wheeler  |  04:48 PM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 07/15/2011

Beyond the battle reenactment: Events in Old Town Manassas

If you’re not joining the thousands headed to the reenactment of First Manassas, try these other activities.

By Linda Wheeler  |  07:37 PM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bull Run

Posted at 06:08 PM ET, 07/14/2011

Frank Williams: Given a month off this summer, which Civil War sites would you visit and what new books would you read?

In this sesquicentennial season and with a month to do it in, I would travel to some old favorites and find some new haunts too.

By Frank Williams  |  06:08 PM ET, 07/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 07/07/2011

Arlington House commemorates First Manassas

The National Park Service will commemorate Arlington House’s part in the battle (also known as First Bull Run) with “Prelude to First Manassas” at the historic Lee mansion on July 16.

By Linda Wheeler  |  11:35 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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