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