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A House Divided: October, 2011

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 10/31/2011

Obama to designate Fort Monroe a national monument

President Obama is expected to designate much of Ft. Monroe as a national monument on Tuesday, according to a story in the Virginian-Pilot.

By Linda Wheeler  |  09:12 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 10/31/2011

Civil War highlights: What you missed

Last week we told you about the conviction of Jason James Savedoff on stealing some of the countries most valuable, historic records including some signed by President Lincoln. Awaiting trial is self-styled presidential historian Barry H. Landau who was arrested.

By Linda Wheeler  |  09:10 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 PM ET, 10/28/2011

Texas battlefield gets money in oil spill settlement

The Sabine Pass battlefield, located within present day Port Arthur, Texas, will benefit from a settlement with American Eagle Tankers involving the spill of 400,000 gallons of crude oil into the Sabine Neches Waterway, according to a story by fuelfix.com....

By Linda Wheeler  |  10:31 PM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:27 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Aide to collector of presidential documents pleads guilty to theft

An assistant to self-proclaimed “America’s presidential historian” Barry H. Landau has pleaded guilty to stealing and selling historic documents, including some signed by Lincoln.

By Linda Wheeler  |  11:27 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 10/27/2011

N.J. cemetery tour to honor Civil War veterans

The lives and war records of the Civil War veterans who are buried in Pequannock N. J.will be discussed during a tour on Monday.

By Linda Wheeler  |  02:08 PM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Civil War highlights: What you missed

This week past, we told you about special on-the-battlefield seating at the annual Cedar Creek Battle reenactment held in Middletown, Va. and about the planned Oct. 29 commemoration of the transition of the Robert E. Lee house at Arlington Cemetery...

By Linda Wheeler  |  10:49 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 10/18/2011

Senators, others ask Park Service to restore Grant memorial

Illinois senators and others are petitioning to have the discolored bronze memorial returned to it’s original glory.

By Linda Wheeler  |  12:13 PM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Union occupation of Arlington House commemorated

The sesquicentennial of the Civil War has created an interest in noting other anniversaries than just the battles. One of these is a commemoration of a transition that took place at Arlington House, the former home of Robert E. Lee...

By Linda Wheeler  |  04:25 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Cedar Creek Battle reenactment to offer seats in middle of action

The Cedar Creek Battle reenactment this weekend in Middletown, Va., one of the country’s premiere events for re-enactors as well as spectators, is offering a new seating alternative. Visitors will be literally in the action as horse-mounted soldiers race by...

By Linda Wheeler  |  11:31 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 10/11/2011

Civil War highlights: What you missed

What you missed in the week past was our usual Civil War blog plus a special issue of the Washington Post focused on the next six months of the war. Those articles included a new exhibit in South Carolina of...

By Linda Wheeler  |  04:10 PM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 10/08/2011

Untold Civil War stories: Goodbye, gold standard

What important story from the Civil War is often overlooked? William Blair responds.

By William Blair  |  04:20 PM ET, 10/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 10/08/2011

Untold Civil War stories: Lincoln’s impact abroad

There is one slice of Civil War history which has been largely overlooked by American historians and the public, and that is when the outside world began to pay attention to Abraham Lincoln’s unique leadership style. We do know that...

By Frank J. Williams  |  04:19 PM ET, 10/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/08/2011

Untold Civil War stories: The tactical defeat that became a strategic victory

Jackson’s only loss of the Civil War is not the overlooked story. Nor is his defeat the most important outcome between Bull Run and Shiloh. Yet his retreat from a hill and hamlet just south of Winchester in the Valley...

By Dennis Frye  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Untold Civil War stories: The Potomac blockade

What were the most important but overlooked stories of the Civil War? Waite Rawls responds.

By Waite Rawls  |  04:41 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Exhibit on the Civil War and religion, and other upcoming events

Bibles belonging to Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson as well as a crucifix carried by Gen. George Pickett are part of an exhibit that opened today at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Museum in Columbia....

By Linda Wheeler  |  02:17 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Untold Civil War stories: A crucial bond for Grant and Sherman

What were the most important but overlooked stories of the Civil War? John Marszalek responds.

By John Marszalek  |  01:27 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Untold Civil War stories: The death of Willie Lincoln

What were the most important but overlooked stories of the Civil War? Harold Holzer responds.

By Harold Holzer  |  12:42 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 10/06/2011

Stolen Confederate regimental flag found

Thirty years after the original, battle-worn flag of the 14th Louisiana Infantry Regiment was stolen from a New Orleans museum, it will soon be on route home thanks to the FBI’s Art Crime Team. The flag was found at the...

By Linda Wheeler  |  01:11 PM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Civil War news highlights: What you missed

Last week, we told you about a new national park service website that makes it easier to find information on national cemeteries and to plan an itinerary. Planning ahead: In Chattanoga, Tenn., the 2011 Image of the Civil War Seminar...

By Linda Wheeler  |  02:26 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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