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A House Divided: October, 2013

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Obama will not attend Gettysburg ceremony

A park spokeswoman says Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will represent the administration instead.

By Linda Wheeler  |  05:45 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 10/30/2013

Nebraska now has Sons of Confederate Veterans camp

The group was officially recognized this week with a ceremony in Fremont Ridge Cemetery

By Linda Wheeler  |  03:10 PM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:25 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Old songs, new artists

New CD of Civil War music to include some songs probably not heard since the end of the war.

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Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 10/25/2013

Display, recitation and discussion of Gettysburg Address announced

The original copy, written in ink and pencil, will go on display at the Library of Congress, Nov. 8

By Linda Wheeler  |  01:28 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 10/24/2013

Restoration of McLean House begins soon

Work being done to restore wooden stairs and much of decking on the front of the historic house.

By Linda Wheeler  |  05:21 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Park at Parrott gun factory site opens

The West Point Foundry Preserve opened to the public last week in Cold Spring, N.Y.

By Linda Wheeler  |  05:54 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Lincoln letter resurfaces, to go on sale Tuesday

The one-page letter, written on April 21, 1847 from Springfield, speaks of bipartisanship.

By Linda Wheeler  |  02:05 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:02 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Double Southern Cross of Honor ceremony in Va.

Two brothers who died before receiving their medals will be honored at a ceremony near Edinburg, Va.

By Linda Wheeler  |  02:02 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 10/18/2013

Wis. conference opens on Civil War sheet music

Conference will cover sheet music written by both North and South to celebrate heroes, draw support.

By Linda Wheeler  |  11:26 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Development of slave auction site in Richmond opposed

Preservations oppose plans to build ballpark on site of market where thousands were sold into slavery.

By Linda Wheeler  |  01:50 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Black vet who lost arm, leg finally gets grave marker

Civil War soldier who suffered double amputation was laid to rest without a marker. He’s now getting one.

By Linda Wheeler  |  01:25 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Ford’s Theatre will reopen tomorrow

Popular tourist destination, closed by the federal shutdown, will reopen using $25,000 in donated funds.

By Linda Wheeler  |  05:16 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Annual Grant lecture in St. Louis is canceled; early Grant house in Detroit is threatened

But this time it has nothing to do with his leadership in the Civil War or his presidency.

By Linda Wheeler  |  04:10 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Federal shutdown doesn’t mean battlefields are open to plunder

Man arrested at Kennesaw battlefield after officers find him with metal detector, artifacts, authorities say.

By Linda Wheeler  |  03:07 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 10/09/2013

Battlefields not available for star role at symposium

Federal shutdown closes Civil War battlefields as crowds gather to commemorate sesquicentennial.

By Linda Wheeler  |  03:12 PM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 10/08/2013

One town’s opinion: Birthplace of Lincoln critic Oramel Barrett better ignored

Oramel Barrett, a Norwich, Vt. native, thought the Gettysburg Address was a lot of nonsense.

By Linda Wheeler  |  10:31 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Study equates high number of slaves in Southern counties with today’s racial resentment

Study links Southern counties that had high numbers of slaves with more modern-day racial resentment.

By Linda Wheeler  |  03:23 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:34 PM ET, 10/04/2013

Poems written for black press recovered

Researchers compile and release little-know works by black poets from Civil War era.

By Linda Wheeler  |  02:34 PM ET, 10/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Middleburg conference not affected by shutdown

The Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War is scheduled for Friday through Sunday,

By Linda Wheeler  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 10/02/2013

Cedar Creek battle reenactment is still on

The shutdown that closed the country’s national parks has had little impact on the public/private park in Middletown, Va.

By Linda Wheeler  |  08:45 AM ET, 10/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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