Irish native Capt. James Haggerty of the 69th New York State Militia was one of the first officers to die 155 years ago today, July 21, at First Manassas. A hero of the day, it wasn’t until 1992 that a memorial stone was placed at his grave.
The purposeful destruction by Union forces in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864 is a little known story. On Aug. 13, a conference on that subject is scheduled at James Madison University.
Officials think someone intentionally torched the antebellum plantation house in Opelousas that once housed the state government that fled from Union troops.
Sometimes visitors just can’t resist the urge to take a souvenir rock home with them. But beware: Those illegally taken stones may be cursed.
Appomattox Court House is looking for people willing to sand three bridges, remove dirt and debris, and repaint.
Richmond Battlefield Park is offering five evenings of tours and talks in July.
Celebrate Independence Day at Civil War battlefields in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Georgia with concerts, fireworks, rifle and canon firings, old-fashioned children’s games and more.
Organizations in Virginia and Kentucky received a total of $90,000 in National Park Service grants for Civil War battlefield protection, preservation and planning, among other projects.
The Civil War Trust has lined up purchases at five Virginia Civil War battlefields and is trying to raise the funds to add 313 acres to its already impressive 42,500 acres.
Beginning in the 1920s, a group of historians sought battlefield protection by posting their own markers around Richmond. One of those early signs survived until last month when a two car crash destroyed the concrete pillar and metal tablet.