Walt Whitman's Civil War records unveiled
A scholar who uncovered extensive Civil War records handwritten by Walt Whitman unveiled his findings Tuesday at the National Archives, saying they can reveal how the famous author's work as a government clerk influenced his poetry and life. (April 12)
Dispatches from the frontlines
The days leading up to the firing on Fort Sumter were mentally and physically taxing on the federal and confederate soldiers stationed at Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie. Through the diligent research and faithful acting of the historical actors at the Sesquicentennial of the first battle of the Civil War, those events become real again.
Do you know your Civil War history?
Columnist John Kelly quizzed cherry blossom visitors on their American Civil War history to mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, which took place at...?
The art of reenactment
For many who do it, reenacting — or historical acting, or living history — is more than a weekend hobby. It is part of their life. Charleston native Jeff Antley, chairman of the 150th Firing on Fort Sumter Committee, and Mark Silas Tackitt, who flew from Seattle to portray federal Major Robert Anderson, speak about the nuances of creating a faithful reenactment.
'The Conspirator' premieres at Ford's Theatre
Kevin Kline, Evan Rachel Wood, James McAvoy, Robin Wright and other stars walked the red carpet at the premiere of Director Robert Redford's new movie "The Conspirator" at Ford's Theater. The historical drama focuses on the plot behind President Lincoln's assassination. (Haley Lesavoy/ The Washington Post)