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  • Joan Waugh on Grant's and Lee's 'gentlemen's agreement' ending the Civil War

    Joan Waugh on Grant's and Lee's 'gentlemen's agreement' ending the Civil War
    A century and a half ago, a brief encounter between two men, a Northerner and Southerner, altered the course of American history. I don't mean what you probably have in mind; the Lincoln assassination happened five days later. It was the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. For modern Americans, President Lincoln's assassination has eclipsed the surrender that signaled the end of a savage war. But at the time, souvenir hunters emptied the farmhouse in the village of Appomattox Court House, Va., where the surrender was signed; in later years, the victorious Grant would be twice elected president. Joan Waugh is a history professor at UCLA (where Grant's grandson once chaired the geology department), and her award-winning book “U.S. Grant, American Hero, American Myth” puts the spotlight back on an event that helped to knit a riven nation back together.
  • This Week in the Civil War

    This Week in The Civil War for Sunday, March 29: Fall of Richmond, Virginia, seat of Confederacy. The forces of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee reached the breaking point this week 150 years ago in the Civil War. Lee ordered infantry and cavalry units...

    NY estate sale of Ulysses S. Grant's descendent being held

    Items belonging to a great-granddaughter of President Ulysses S. Grant will be sold at an estate sale in upstate New York. The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports ( ) that Julia Grant Dietz's estate sale is being held Friday and...

    Community news for Enfield edition

    East Windsor Parks and Recreation summer jobs EAST WINDSOR - The East Windsor Parks and Recreation Department is looking for applicants interested in working in the Snack Bar/Gatehouse, as a Camp Counselor, as a Lifeguard, as well as Water Safety...

    Toto's Steve Lukather remembers bassist Mike Porcaro

    Toto's Steve Lukather remembers bassist Mike Porcaro
    Toto lead guitarist Steve Lukather spoke to The Times on Monday following the death Sunday of the band’s longtime bassist, Mike Porcaro, at age 59 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Porcaro joined Toto in 1983,...