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  • The Union fleet fills Hampton Roads

    No one watching the Union fleet in Hampton Roads in late April 1864 could have failed to notice when it began to swell to historic proportions. Stretching out nearly 10 miles, the giant collection of warships, transports, auxiliary vessels and barges...
  • The Army of the James drives toward Richmond

    Three weeks after taking command of the Union army on March 10, 1864, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant boarded a steamer in Northern Virginia and headed toward Fort Monroe for what he hoped would be a landmark step in winning the Civil War. Arriving early on...
  • Connecticut Soldiers Revealed True Toll At Civil War's Andersonville Prison

    Connecticut Soldiers Revealed True Toll At Civil War's Andersonville Prison
    The deadliest ground of the American Civil War lies in rural southwest Georgia. It is not a battlefield. It's a small area, 26 ½ acres, roughly half the size of Hartford's Bushnell Park. There, over the course of 14 months beginning in February 1864,...
  • Who Knew Hartford Had One Of Top Harness Tracks In Nation?

    Who Knew Hartford Had One Of Top Harness Tracks In Nation?
    Connecticut has had a long history with gambling, from harness racing to greyhounds to jai alai and on to the casinos. In its day Charter Oak Park, near the Hartford/West Hartford line, attracted big crowds and big names in harness racing. After a...
  • 10 things you might not know about traffic tickets

    10 things you might not know about traffic tickets
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is accused of harassing foreign business executives by using speeding tickets as an excuse to kick them out of the country. Half a world away, Chicago's new speed cameras are churning out tickets. And Deerfield police...
  • Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video

    Stephen Colbert channels pundit outrage over Obama's viral video
    President Obama's appearance on the Funny or Die sketch series "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis" on Tuesday has become a viral sensation, with over 14 million views already. But not everyone is laughing, especially Stephen Colbert. On Wednesday...
  • BWI hits 4 degrees, coldest-ever reading for March

    BWI hits 4 degrees, coldest-ever reading for March
    Tuesday morning was Baltimore's coldest for the month of March since record-keeping began in the 1870s, with a low of 4 degrees reported at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport by 6 a.m. The National Weather Service confirmed the...
  • The Battle of Monocacy and Fort Stevens

    The Battle of Monocacy and Fort Stevens
    Although Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace's Union troops had slowed Confederates advance through Maryland at Monocacy in July 1964, the rebel march continued. Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early pressed his exhausted troop onto his next target: Washington. The...
  • Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy

    Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy
    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 serious havoc in Maryland,...
  • Orlando Repertory Theatre making history with Civil War productions

    Orlando Repertory Theatre making history with Civil War productions
    It’s not uncommon to find Civil War reenactments being staged at public places throughout the southern states, as historians and academics recreate the monumental battles that became a part of the South’s history during that epic war. On the...
  • Scandal recap: Episode 5 – “More Cattle, Less Bull”

     
    Scandal recap: Episode 5 — “More Cattle, Less Bull” Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) continued her off-and-on love for the president (Tony Goldwyn) in a phone call. After another Sunday dinner with her father, Eli Pope (Joe Morton),...