The University of Virginia has named a new administrative building on campus for an enslaved worker who quarried stone for buildings in the early years of the school.

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  • Apr 14, 2017
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The Civil War general is usually remembered as the stern, no-nonsense soldier who became famous for his Valley Campaign.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Apr 12, 2017
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The Civil War Trust will open the recently restored Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Gettysburg headquarters six times this year.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Apr 7, 2017
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Visitors to the Kernstown Battlefield near Winchester, Va., will soon be able to walk the high ridge where Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson made his last stand before ceding the First Kernstown battle.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Mar 31, 2017
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Help is needed across the country at Civil War battlefields and sites to get the properties ready for the summer season by building primitive prison shelters, polishing canons, cleaning grave markers and constructing historic fencing, among other tasks, as part of the Civil War Trust’s annual Park Day.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Mar 22, 2017
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First Kernstown is the battle remembered as the only one lost by Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson in his famous 1862 Valley Campaign.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Mar 14, 2017
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Damian Shiels’s new book, “The Forgotten Irish: Irish Emigrant Experiences in America,” delves into the impact of the war on the lives of 35 Irish soldiers and their families.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Mar 10, 2017
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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.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Feb 21, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2017
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