A House Divided: Civil War

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Campaign opens to protect Fort Defiance at Middleburg, Va. battlefield

The Civil War Trust , state of Virginia and the Northern Regional Park Authority have joined forces to protect the five-acre Fort Defiance section of the Middleburg Battlefield.

By Linda Wheeler  |  11:42 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Civil War, Civil War Battlefields

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 04/09/2012

Emancipation Act anniversary: Washington slaves first to be emancipated

A variety of events is planned for the 150th anniversay of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act.

By Linda Wheeler  |  11:33 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Civil War

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/06/2012

Sixty days of Civil War events in Richmond area

The number of battles, skirmishes and conflicts rose rapidly in Virginia during the second year of the Civil War and the Richmond area was the most heavily involved.

By Linda Wheeler  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Civil War, Virginia

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 03/30/2012

No Confederate flag outside new Virginia museum

The president of the new museum, which opens Saturday, says the museum’s exterior “reunification promenade” is meant to show what its name implies.

By Linda Wheeler  |  11:54 AM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Museum of the Confederacy, Civil War museums

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 02/03/2012

Black history and the Civil War

Black History Month and the Civil War Sesquicentennial coincide in February, leading to programs designed to celebrate African American participation and influence.

By Linda Wheeler  |  01:19 PM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Civil War, Civil War Sesquicentennial

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 12/02/2011

The week in Civil War tweets, Nov. 25-Dec. 1

The Trent Affair escalates and western Virginia meets to leave the Commonwealth of Virginia.

By Timothy R. Smith  |  11:28 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Tweeting the Civil War