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Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 05/30/2014

Joint effort to preserve more of the Franklin battlefield

Two major Franklin, Tenn., battlefield preservation organizations have joined to expand that preserved area.

By Gene Fynes  |  05:56 PM ET, 05/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 05/21/2014

Many credit Charleston, S.C., with first Memorial Day observance

There are many who give credit to Charleston, S.C., for the nation’s first Memorial Day observance on May 1, 1865.

By Gene Fynes  |  01:44 PM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 05/19/2014

Confederate ship hijacked by a slave found off S.C. coast

The wreckage of the Planter, a Confederate transport ship stolen by an enslaved deck hand in 1862 and sailed to freedom outside Charleston Harbor, has been found.

By Gene Fynes  |  01:11 PM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 05/12/2014

Alexandria lecture highlights highest-ranking Confederate general

Few probably know the name of Samuel Cooper, but he was the South’s highest-ranking general.

By Linda Wheeler  |  05:49 PM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 05/12/2014

New Market Battle commemoration planned

The New Market Battle is mostly remembered for the 250 Virginia Military Institute (VMI) cadets called in from Lexington, Va.

By Anne Bartlett  |  05:15 PM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 05/09/2014

Endangered: 2 Va. battlefields and historic slave-trade site

Preservation Virginia releases its annual list of most-endangered historic properties.

By Linda Wheeler  |  06:16 PM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 05/07/2014

Iowa memorial for six brothers who died as Union soldiers

The Littleton brothers were from an African American farm family of Toolesboro, Iowa.

By Anne Bartlett  |  09:38 AM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 05/05/2014

Wilderness battlefield park grows by 49 acres

The parcel transferred to the park Monday included the historic Saunders Field.

By Linda Wheeler  |  03:31 PM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 05/02/2014

Battle of the Wilderness: ‘Men dropped like leaves’

A regimental history of the 10th Massachusetts included an account of the first day of the Battle of the Wilderness, an anniversary that will be commemorated this weekend in Spotsylvania and Orange counties in Virginia.

By Linda Wheeler  |  12:15 PM ET, 05/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 05/01/2014

A weekend to remember the Wilderness

A huge commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness is planned May 2 to 4.

By Linda Wheeler  |  04:58 PM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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