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A House Divided: June, 2014

Posted at 09:04 AM ET, 06/30/2014

Preservation campaign announcement expected at Gettysburg Tuesday

By Linda Wheeler  |  09:04 AM ET, 06/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 06/27/2014

How a memory of seeing Stonewall Jackson’s beard on display let to its rediscovery  

How a memory of seeing a strange picture led to its rediscovery.

By Linda Wheeler  |  05:31 PM ET, 06/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 06/19/2014

Freedmen’s Bureau records newly released

Records from the National Archives that document the lives of former slaves in the years following the Civil War have been released in time for today’s celebration of Juneteenth.

By Linda Wheeler  |  09:37 AM ET, 06/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 06/16/2014

Children injured by cannon fire in Utah parade

Three children were hurt Saturday in Orem, Utah, when a cannon blast accidentally set off a secondary explosion during a parade.

By Linda Wheeler  |  11:13 AM ET, 06/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 06/13/2014

Washington’s only Civil War battle hits 150th anniversary

Next month, the sesquicentennial spotlight will shine on the little known Battle of Fort Stevens in Washington, D.C.

By Linda Wheeler  |  09:52 AM ET, 06/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 06/06/2014

Harpers Ferry roundtable offers exceptional speakers and great food

The roundtable, which has met for about 35 years, welcomes visitors.

By Linda Wheeler  |  01:08 PM ET, 06/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 06/05/2014

The truce at Cold Harbor that never happened

By Lynn Medford  |  04:34 PM ET, 06/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 06/03/2014

Civil War skull taken off auction block

Public criticism of the planned auction of a Civil War-era skull led to the auctioneer pulling it from the sale late Monday.

By Linda Wheeler  |  05:52 PM ET, 06/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 06/02/2014

Auction of Civil War soldier’s skull criticized

The skull and 13 other artifacts were found on a Gettysburg farm in 1949, a news report says.

By Linda Wheeler  |  02:46 PM ET, 06/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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