On Tuesday morning, Boston police were called to investigate a broken sword carried by Robert Gould Shaw as part of the famous 54th Massachusetts Colored Regiment Memorial on Boston Common.

  • Gene Fynes
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  • 5 days ago
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Playing host that night will be Abraham Lincoln expert and prolific author Harold Holzer, who is known for his humorous talks, on Feb. 16 at the McGovern Theater.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Feb 14
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An 1830s-era house within the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park is under restoration and has a family story to tell.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Jan 29
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Abraham Lincoln had received so many threats against his life that he became the first president-elect to have military protection on his ride to the Capitol.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Jan 20
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Alexandria, the locale for the Civil War medical drama “Mercy Street,” has a new assortment of tours, events and museum shows for the expected tourists.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Jan 20
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The Trust, which preserves battlefield land, then turns it over to either the National Park Service or local organizations, is touting a four-star rating.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Dec 27
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The lovely Christmas carol was written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1863 after his son Charles was severely wounded in the Civil War.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Dec 22
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The Senate voted today to authorize the National Park Service to expand the borders of the Petersburg National Battlefield following a similar vote in the House on Dec. 2.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Dec 8
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Group has a contract to purchase the 875-acre property with plans to preserve the site of the last battle of the Seven Days Battles of 1862.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Dec 2
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On Giving Tuesday, a Gettysburg volunteer group called the Recruits is inviting the public to view a tour on Facebook of the restored George Spangler farm and field hospital on the Gettysburg battlefield.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Nov 23
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