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  • Seven Days in seven hours: See where Robert E. Lee made his mark

    Seven Days in seven hours: See where Robert E. Lee made his mark
    RICHMOND, Va. - Strolling above Beaver Dam Creek, you hardly take note of the languid tributary water that drifts peacefully from the nearby Chickahominy River. Red cutgrass, trumpet weeds and a host of other herbaceous species grow freely on bordering...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Herman Cain is the flavor of the month, and those melt fast

    Herman Cain is the flavor of the month, and those melt fast
    The world according to polls, or some part of it anyway, is telling us that former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain is now the frontrunner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. The latest NBC News/Wall Street public opinion survey has him...
  • Carnett: Others' histories stand as great inspirations

    I was led quite by accident last week to peruse a pair of highly absorbing memoirs. That's the nice thing about being retired. You have time to indulge your reading passions, from selections on the latest bestseller lists to enduring works you've long...
  • Did McClellan get a bad rap? Debate goes on

    The argument over the performance of the Union commander on the nation's bloodiest day is far from settled. Major Gen. George B. McClellan was sacked by President Abraham Lincoln less than two months after the Battle of Antietam. For more than a...
  • Review: 'A Disposition to Be Rich' relates a Wall Street con

    Review: 'A Disposition to Be Rich' relates a Wall Street con
    A Disposition to Be Rich How a Small-Town Pastor's Son Ruined an American President, Brought on a Wall Street Crash, and Made Himself the Best-Hated Man in the United States Geoffrey C. Ward Alfred A. Knopf: 415 pp., $28.95. In 1863, the young...
  • Virginia: Follow Lincoln (and 'Lincoln') in Richmond, Petersburg

    RICHMOND, Va. — Below the spaghetti-works of Interstate 95, beside a canal where excursion boats are the only watercraft, I try to imagine a group of African American workers on the day after Union soldiers brought freedom to Richmond. They were...
  • 'Lincoln': A political animal of a different kind ★★★★

    'Lincoln': A political animal of a different kind ★★★★
    "Lincoln" is a grave and surprisingly subtle magic trick, conjuring the past and an almost ridiculously impressive figure in ways that transcend art direction and the right stovepipe hat. Director Steven Spielberg's latest combines the most commonly...