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Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 04/14/2011

Casino plan for Gettysburg shot down

The controversial proposal to open a gambling casino near the Gettysburg battlefield was shot down this morning when the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board chose a different applicant for the license.

By Linda Wheeler  |  03:37 PM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 04/14/2011

Country music singer Trace Adkins testifies on battlefield preservation

This morning, singer-songwriter Trace Adkins is scheduled to testify before an appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill on the importance of preserving Civil War battlefields. He is the great-great-grandson of a Confederate soldier who was wounded and captured at Vicksburg.

By Linda Wheeler  |  11:12 AM ET, 04/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 04/08/2011

African Americans have cause to celebrate war’s anniversary

Sen. Robert Ford tells African Americans to take part and connect

By Linda Wheeler  |  09:35 AM ET, 04/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  150th anniversary, News

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Federal shutdown would shutter Ft. Sumter

If the federal government does shut down this weekend, Fort Sumter will close just as the commemoration of the start of the Civil War 150 years ago is beginning.

By Linda Wheeler  |  05:54 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  A House Divided, A House Divided, 150th anniversary, Battlefields, News

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Higher rates proposed for Gettysburg museum

A visit to the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitors Center will cost considerably more by next year if rate increases are approved.

By Linda Wheeler  |  12:32 PM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 03/28/2011

Civil War knowledge could equal college scholarship

Ten scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 will be awarded by HISTORY (formerly the History Chanel) and Houghlin Mifflin Harcourt publishing company in a timed, inline quiz planned for April 7 to 9.

By Linda Wheeler  |  11:05 AM ET, 03/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 02/28/2011

Hear Lincoln’s first inaugural speech at U.S. Capitol

On Saturday at 10 a.m. at the U.S. Capitol visitor center, actor Sam Waterston will deliver Abraham Lincoln’s justifiably famous first inaugural speech during a re-enactment of the 16th President’s swearing-in. As with the original, which actually occurred a day...

By Linda Wheeler  |  02:59 PM ET, 02/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  150th anniversary, Events, News