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Ongoing special coverage of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War

More than 8,700 reenactors to bring Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run to life
More than 8,700 reenactors from across the country will take the field for a re-creation of the Battle of First Manassas.
 
Bull Run: The first major land battle of the Civil War
(The Washington Post, July 18, 2011; 6:28 PM)
 
Civil War reenactment etiquette: How — and when — to die on the battlefield
(The Washington Post, July 15, 2011; 1:53 PM)
 
Stonewall belt buckle, Mosby shotgun part of Manassas exhibit
(The Washington Post, July 18, 2011; 5:49 PM)
 
Battle of Bull Run provided a surprising start to the bloody Civil War
(The Washington Post, July 15, 2011; 1:19 PM)
 
Bull Run Battlefield gets an app
(The Washington Post, July 13, 2011; 7:30 PM)
 
NVCC to unveil marker that honors Ankers family, Civil War
(The Washington Post, July 11, 2011; 12:22 PM)
 
African American Civil War Museum celebrates reopening in larger location
(The Washington Post, July 8, 2011; 3:34 PM)
 
Gettysburg gets a lock of Lincoln’s Hair
(The Washington Post, July 1, 2011; 9:15 PM)
 
Montgomery Meigs’s vital influence on the Civil War — and Washington
(The Washington Post, July 1, 2011; 4:49 PM)
 
Was Anna Ella Carroll the forgotten heroine of the Civil War?
(The Washington Post, July 1, 2011; 4:54 PM)
 
Anna Carroll was indeed a Civil War heroine
(The Washington Post, July 5, 2011; 8:49 PM)
 
Editor’s Query: Tell us about an ancestor’s role in the Civil War
(The Washington Post, March 24, 2011; 11:26 AM)
 
Date Lab: Can two history buffs connect in the present?
(The Washington Post, July 1, 2011; 4:42 PM)
 
Whatever Happened to ... the statue of Gen. Lee at Antietam
(The Washington Post, July 1, 2011; 4:38 PM)
 
Gene Weingarten: The Civil Bore
(The Washington Post, July 1, 2011; 5:04 PM)
 
Editors’ Picks: Civil War-related events
(The Washington Post, July 1, 2011; 4:59 PM)
 
First Person Singular: ZSun-nee Miller-Matema, slave descendant
(The Washington Post, July 1, 2011; 4:36 PM)
 
Smart’s Mill Middle School students bring history to life
(The Washington Post, June 20, 2011; 11:44 AM)
 
Prince William County offers tour of major Manassas battle
(The Washington Post, June 4, 2011; 4:39 PM)
 
Building where Lincoln conspirators were tried gets a second life
(The Washington Post, June 14, 2011; 7:42 PM)
 
When Fort Sumter was fired on in 1861, modern America was born
(The Washington Post, April 10, 2011; 11:55 PM)
 
The federal occupation of Alexandria in the Civil War changed and spared city
(The Washington Post, April 7, 2011; 2:31 PM)
 
West Virginia: The state that said no
(The Washington Post, April 12, 2011; 12:31 PM)
 
A war of nothing but heroes
(The Washington Post, September 10, 2012; 12:12 PM)
 
Traces of the Confederacy in Washington, not all gone with the wind
(The Washington Post, April 11, 2011; 4:14 PM)
 
In Civil War’s early days, battlefield deaths an abstract notion in North and South
(The Washington Post, April 11, 2011; 4:17 PM)