The Civil War Trust spent $6 million to preserve a small building in Gettysburg, but most of the cost was for the four acres of commercial property on which Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s headquarters was located.
A beach walker discovered a dozen Civil War cannonballs on Folly Island, S.C., the day after Hurricane Matthew passed through.
Farmville, Va., the host of Tuesday night’s debate between the Republican and Democratic candidates for vice president, was one of the places Gen. Robert E. Lee stopped to find food for his troops as they retreated from Petersburg in early April, 1865.
Battlefield tours, book signings, historic homes and museum visits are offered free this weekend, Sept. 24 and 25, in Winchester and Richmond, Va.
Gen. Robert E. Lee’s headquarters at Gettysburg, the centerpiece of a sprawling hotel complex for most of a century, was rescued by the Civil War Trust last year for $6 million.
In 1924, the National Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs established a day to honor President Abraham Lincoln and Elizabeth Thomas, owner of the land where Fort Stevens was built; this year, the ceremony is scheduled at Fort Stevens on Sept. 17.
On Saturday, you can pretend to attack or defend Little Round Top, but you will have to bring a younger partner along.
The Civil War soldier’s ashes that were brought across country but plans to bury him in a national military cemetery were abruptly changed when some distant relatives showed up.
Annual summer events in Virginia showcase Civil War sites in Shenandoah, Frederick and Clarke counties and the city of Winchester on Aug. 19-21.
Pvt. Jewett Williams, whose ashes were discovered in a basement of an Oregon hospital, is heading home to Maine via motorcycle relay with a scheduled stop at Appomattox Court House on Thursday where he will be honored for his military service.