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  • 'Lost Shoes' finds its target eventually

     'Lost Shoes' finds its target eventually
    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...
  • Anniversary of 'Battle that saved Washington'

    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...
  • Civil War Sesquicentennial Project

    Civil War Sesquicentennial Project
    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...
  • Bargain-hunting vacations: Combine shopping with a great getaway

    Bargain-hunting vacations: Combine shopping with a great getaway
    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...
  • A siege to be remembered in Petersburg

    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...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Noted Civil War Historian To Speak In Torrington

    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...
  • Let's tear the paper ceiling and get some women on U.S. currency

    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. President...
  • Was Polk the Putin of 1848?

     Was Polk the Putin of 1848?
    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. But with...
  • The Civil War: A good unit's bad decision

    The Civil War: A good unit's bad decision
    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...
  • Review: 'Fierce Patriot' by Robert L. O'Connell

    Review: 'Fierce Patriot' by Robert L. O'Connell
    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...
  • Film Review: 'Walk of Shame'

    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...