| Sep 25, 2014
| 6:45 PM
When it's not serving as a promotional tool for the venerable Virginia Military Institute, "Field of Lost Shoes" proves an impressively rendered if decidedly old-fashioned retelling of the American Civil War's one-day Battle of New Market.
It takes a...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 1:30 PM
MONOCACY, Md. — Baltimore and Ohio Railroad agents knew they had a serious problem brewing when a sizable Confederate force appeared unexpectedly near Frederick, Md., in early July 1864, during the American Civil War.
These rebels could reap...
| Aug 29, 2014
WHAT: Orlando Repertory Theatre will pay tribute to the end of the U.S. Civil War next year with a series of special programs. The War Between the States, which began in 1861, ended in the spring of 1865. That makes 2015 the 150th anniversary of the...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 8:50 AM
We've combined two of America's favorite hobbies, bargain hunting and vacationing, to identify some fabulous destinations. Following are ideas for two-for-one vacations: Go for the journey, come home with the deals.
Brimfield Antique and Collectibles...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 11:53 AM
No one who knows the history of the Civil War needs to be reminded of the Siege of Petersburg's landmark status.
But with the 150th anniversary of the brutal 10-month struggle in which the Union army finally brought the Confederacy to its knees, the...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Vicksburg Campaign: Grant's Military Masterpiece, a lecture by the pre-eminent Civil War historian, Ed Bearss will take place on Tuesday July 29, at 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 835 Riverside Ave., Torrington.
The lecture is presented by...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Open your wallet and, assuming you aren’t exclusively a plastic user, you’ll probably find a range of denominations of U.S. currency stuffed in there. And they all share one embarrassing feature: The faces on the front are all men.
| Mar 23, 2014
Long before President Barack Obama rebuked Russian President Vladimir Putin for grabbing Crimea, supposedly to protect ethnic Russians, another Illinois politician similarly castigated a potentate for being trigger happy and sticky fingered.
| Apr 5, 2014
| 10:00 PM
It's early April 1864, more than four months after the Tribune declared Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's victory at Chattanooga, Tenn., a Rebel Waterloo, and the Civil War is far from over. Confederate forces have proved resilient. Instead of retreating "all the...
| Jul 18, 2014
The American nation would be much different if Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had never lived. Sherman was one of the four men (the others being Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant) who determined the outcome of the Civil War. His...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Watching the redoubtable Elizabeth Banks try to breathe life into the stillborn farce "Walk of Shame" is like watching a team of paramedics perform CPR on the corpse of Ulysses S. Grant. Indeed, it's an ill-tempered housecat who elicits just about the...