| Jun 4, 2010
Nassau, the capital of the 700-island chain of the Bahamas, is a popular port of call on Caribbean and Bahamas cruise itineraries departing from Florida ports. It is easily explored independently on foot or via horse-drawn carriage tours, as the cruise...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 6:34 PM
A new historic marker stands outside the Jefferson County Convention and Visitors Bureau here telling passersby that Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson brought his troops to Harpers Ferry in 1862.
That sign and 149 others are being installed across...
| Apr 11, 2011
Things hadn't gone according to plan — do they ever in war? — and now, Lt. James Barrett was going to make them right. The cavalry officer and his dozen or so men would rescue his colleague, Capt. William McCleave, from those nettlesome rebels...
| Apr 10, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO VIRGINIA'S CIVIL WAR SITES
From LAX, nonstop service to Washington Dulles (in Virginia) is offered on United, American and Virgin America; direct service (stop, no change of plane) is offered on Southwest, and connecting service (change...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 9:43 PM
COSTA MESA — "Bodies" will line the normally tranquil trails of Fairview Park. The stench of gunpowder and the sounds of "dying" men will fill the air.
This weekend marks the third annual Battle of Costa Mesa, hosted by the American Civil War...
| Apr 12, 2011
| 1:30 AM
1861: The American Civil War began as Confederate forces opened fire on Fort Sumter in South Carolina. (The Union troops holding the fort surrendered the following day.)
1877: The catcher's mask was first used in a baseball game, by James Tyng of...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 8:19 PM
COSTA MESA — An essential ingredient to Civil War fighting these days is Cream of Wheat.
The food is good for breakfast, but it also works well in your gun, providing you put in the black powder first.
"The Cream of Wheat is used to pack the...
| May 13, 2011
| 8:40 PM
Harrison Woodford was one of seven members of the Woodford family of Avon to fight in the American Civil War, from 1862 through December 1864.
At his grave in West Avon Cemetery, Woodford's great-grandson, Gordon Woodford of Granby, joined a memorial...
| Feb 18, 2011
| 3:22 PM
It’s surprising how the definition for success in Hollywood has rarely changed over the last century. Whatever their chosen method, each arriving individual yearns to one day make a big important movie that earns universal acclaim, giving them the...
| Feb 24, 2011
| 7:28 PM
Ed Bearss has been described as the "Homer of the American Civil War," a historian armed with an encyclopedic mind whose tours are a "transcendental experience."
At 87 years old, he still recalls the names of the streets soldiers marched en route to...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 8:45 AM
Professor Richard Vatz may be correct in his assumption that there is a bias against conservatives on college campuses, but I believe that it is for good reason ("The diversity hoax: On campus conservatives need not apply" June 23) .
He quotes studies...