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A very limited number of collections of the 10 print sections are available for $100 each, sent by check to: The Washington Post Civil War Collection, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington DC 20071. You can also purchase an e-book that includes the entire collection of stories at amzn.to/1FE5LKi.
Reenactors commemorate Battle of AntietamCivil War reenactors commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Battle at Antietam in Sharpsburg, Md. on Saturday morning.
Bicentennial: The War of 1812
With several events and commemorations, the county is seeking to publicize its role in the conflict.
The new Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, which traces the British invasion of Washington, is set for dedication on July 30.
Apart from inspiring the Star-Spangled Banner, the War of 1812 stands out for its inconspicuous place in U.S. history. It’s essentially the Rodney Dangerfield of wars, getting no respect even on its bicentennial.
Big gray hulls are headed for North Locust Point in Baltimore, including the USS Fort McHenry.