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 Chattanooga, Tenn., the 2011 Image of the Civil War Seminar from Oct. 21 to 23, with eight lectures, Chattanoga battlefield and “Footsteps of the Photographers” tours and two banquets. For members, fee is $290 and non-members, $325.

•At the Lincoln Cottage in Washington on Oct. 27, a 6 p.m. reception and a 6:30 p.m. lecture with historian and author David Blight, who will discuss his new book, "American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era." Reception is $10 and lecture is $10.

Must reads in other publications:

The Republican of Springfield, Mass., has a story about the newspaper’s enthusiastic support of Abraham Lincoln during the presidential campaign and its coverage of the war through to October, 1861.

The New York Times’s Disunion series continues with a story that discusses a little known 1861 publication of a two-volume work, "The Cotton Kingdom: A Traveller's Observations on Cotton and Slavery in the American Slaves States," by journalist and architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

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