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, 2017
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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, 2017
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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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, 2016
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The Fluvanna County, Va., Board of Supervisors approved the creation of a memorial honoring the Emancipation Proclamation last year; all was proceeding well until a decision had to be made as to where the memorial would be placed.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Nov 16, 2016
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A parade, several balls and other events are planned for the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address and the Dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pa., on Nov. 19.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Nov 8, 2016
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Halloween will be celebrated at a variety of Civil War sites this year, trying to attract a crowd that not only wants to be scared silly but has an interest in the war as well.

  • Linda Wheeler
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  • Oct 27, 2016
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