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Civil War 150: Ongoing special coverage of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War

Civil War relic hunting in snow
A statue of Abraham Lincoln by J. Seward Johnson greets visitors to Lincoln Square in Gettysburg, Pa.(Katherine Frey/TWP)

Blog: A House Divided

News and views about the 150th anniversary of the Civil War moderated by Linda Wheeler

Calling all Civil War reenactors

Are you a Civil War reenactor? Show us your hobby in photos.

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Going Out Guide: Civil War events

From battlefields to exhibitions, these events are as close as you'll get to the Civil War.

Going Out Guide

Quiz: How well do you know Abe?

five dollar bill

Aside from George Washington, no president's name or image is as pervasive as Abraham Lincoln's. Test your knowledge of the 16th president of the United States.

Textbook criticized over passage
on black Confederate soldiers

Most historians reject claim that African Americans fought for the South during the Civil War.


About this series

Civil War 150th Anniversary The Post commemorates the Civil War's 150th anniversary with commentary from experts, sesquicentennial news and an updating event calendar. In April: A special report as shots are fired at Fort Sumter.