Williamsburg battlefield protection announced

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the preservation of 65 acres of the Williamsburg battlefield.

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  • 6 days ago

Preservation celebration, anniversary reenactments planned for Bentonville

Series of events planned recognizing the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bentonville in North Carolina.

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  • Mar 20, 2015

Slave museum opens on Louisiana plantation

In an area of the South long known for its tourist-popular restored plantations, the Whitney Plantation stands out.

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  • Mar 11, 2015

Richmond will fall again for 150th anniversary

Series of events will mark the sesquicentennial of the fall of the Confederate capital.

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  • Mar 9, 2015

150th anniversary of law creating Freedmen’s Bureau on March 3

The Freedmen’s Bureau was established by Congress as part of a Reconstruction plan for assisting former slaves and poor whites in the post-war South.

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  • Mar 2, 2015

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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  • Feb 27, 2015

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
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