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  • Civil War deeply rooted in Virginia

    Civil War deeply rooted in Virginia
    On a blustery late-winter afternoon at Manassas, where a muscular statue of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson marks the spot where the Confederate general earned his nickname, the Civil War lives, not separate from life in Virginia, but intricately entwined with...
  • Hiking Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania

    Hiking Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania
    Midway between Washington and Richmond, this town on the Rappahannock River was fought over and around repeatedly. There are four different battlefields and related historic sites at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial...
  • Book reviews: Two Civil War anthologies

    Book reviews: Two Civil War anthologies
    Hearts Touched by Fire The Best of "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War" Edited by Harold Holzer Modern Library: 1,264 pp., $38 The Civil War The First Year Told by Those Who Lived It Edited by Brooks D. Simpson, Stephen W. Sears and Aaron Sheehan-...
  • Sands of time: From the farm to the city

    SMITHFIELD, N.C. — This used to be tobacco country. Still is, but the demand for tobacco is down, the demand for soybeans and sweet potatoes is up, and the farmers have adjusted accordingly. This is not a land of pretense. On the highway leading...
  • Book review: 'Inherently Unequal' by Lawrence Goldstone

    Book review: 'Inherently Unequal' by Lawrence Goldstone
    Inherently Unequal The Betrayal of Equal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903 Lawrence Goldstone Walker & Co.: 242 pp., $26 In the years immediately following the Civil War, America appeared to possess the will and the means to end racial...
  • Fort Defiance: Cairo's role in the Civil War and the making of a president

    Fort Defiance: Cairo’'s role in the Civil War and the making of a president
    Many Americans may not know it, but Cairo, Illinois - the small town at the southernmost tip of the state – played a key role in the Civil War and the rise of the man who would become the 18th president of the United States. Cairo was home to Fort...
  • Around Town: The end of an era

    Carlos Moorhead's death last week marked the end of an era. Amiable and gracious, as a congressman, Moorhead always was concerned with the welfare of his constituents. He was the epitome of across-the-aisle mediation and reconciliation. He looked for...
  • The Civil War: Fort Henry and Fort Donelson

    The Civil War: Fort Henry and Fort Donelson
    The North strikes back. After the debacle at the First Battle of Bull Run in July 1861, the Union needed a decisive victory. It had to wait awhile, but the two-part victory finally came Feb. 6 at Fort Henry on the Tennessee River and on Feb. 16 just a few...
  • Chrysler Museum explores Civil War images

    Chrysler Museum explores Civil War images
    Ulysses S. Grant had just taken command of the Union army when — in March 1864 — he posed for photographer Mathew Brady. Yet already — as seen in this evocative portrait at the Chrysler Museum of Art — the weight of conducting a...
  • A much-respected, and conflicted, general of the Confederacy

    Former Confederate Gen. Joseph Eggleston Johnston caught a cold while attending the funeral in New York City for his former Civil War adversary, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, in 1891. A month later, he died in Washington and was buried in a non-...
  • Community Commentary: Obama put the country before the markets

    Former Orange County Treasurer Chriss Street makes some statements about President Obama, makes some conjectures, and then draws some conclusions that are, well, out of left field ("Community Commentary: Why Obama doesn't care about the U.S. credit...