Hunt on for Virginia’s long lost Camp Casey

An effort to find the exact location in Arlington of Camp Casey, where U.S. Colored Troops trained during the Civil War, has turned up several possibilities along today’s Columbia Pike.

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Harold Holzer wins prestigious Lincoln Prize

The award comes for his most recent book, “Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion."

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  • Feb 13, 2015

Alexandria building is star of new PBS Civil War series

Although all the filming will take place in Richmond and Petersburg, it is Alexandria that is portrayed and the action takes place in the Mansion House Hotel.

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  • Feb 6, 2015

A commemoration of the end of slavery

New York Avenue Presbyterian Church will host free event on the anniversary of the House's passage of the landmark amendment.

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  • Jan 27, 2015

Some books you may have missed in 2014

Amid the flood of well-received non-fiction books on the Civil War in 2014 were a few real gems that got overlooked.

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  • Jan 19, 2015

Preservation effort saves much of a wool jacket from the Monitor

The decade-long, $20,000 project to preserve the jacket is about finished.

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  • Jan 12, 2015

Civil War battlefield in Virginia is site of new invasion: emerald ash borers

One hundred and fifty years after the Third Battle of Winchester, the emerald ash borer has infested the stands of ash trees on the battlefield.

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  • Dec 30, 2014

New Year’s Resolution: No more running over battlefield monuments, sitting on cannons or leavings coins for good luck

The staff at Gettysburg National Military Park wants visitors to treat "these ‘Silent Sentinels’ gently."

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  • Dec 25, 2014

The many faces of Lincoln as created by Wendy Allen

Her Lincoln is not the stiff face seen daily on the dollar bill. Her Lincoln lives.

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  • Dec 17, 2014

Lecture planned on unusual art by a Confederate prisoner of war

Civil War expert Gary Gallagher says that the very ordinariness of Omenhausser’s military experience is what makes the book important.

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  • Dec 12, 2014
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