In the weeks since the June 17 massacre at a Charleston, S.C., church, several prominently displayed battle flags have come down.
The 25 nominees for the Virginia Association of Museums's annual most endangered list include a nurse’s coat, military uniform, POW journal, period fire engines and a rather mysterious slave collar look-alike.
If the president had agreed with the plea for leniency for Surratt, she might have been set free in four years.
Heavy rains flooded fields, forcing the delay of the popular event until August.
That verdict, rendered in one day on June 29, 1865, would send four of the defendants to the gallows, three to prison for life and an eighth to six years in prison.
This one has the image of an actual teenage soldier who died in battle in the valley.
They were executed for horse thievery.
Too new to have been given a name, the three-year-old, 45-pound, short-haired stray dog aced the part.