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American Civil War (1861-1865)

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  • Civil War author

    BROOKLYN- On Friday, Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. join the members of Brooklyn Historical Society at Brooklyn's Trinity Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 7 Providence Road (Rt. 6) to welcome Dr. Matthew Warshauer, professor of history at Central Connecticut State...
  • Why Kenneth Jarecke's gruesome war photo needs to be seen

    The photo shows a man, his skin blackened, his teeth set in a grimace, a barely human figure who was carbonized trying to escape his deathtrap of a burning truck. The man is Iraqi. The setting is the Highway of Death, the strip of road that led north...
  • 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...
  • Review: 'Neverhome' by Laird Hunt

    Review: 'Neverhome' by Laird Hunt
    It was maybe an hour after I finished reading Laird Hunt's new novel "Neverhome" that the gears of my mind suddenly shifted and fell into place. Up until that point, I had been alternately impressed by the novel's quietly dazzling language and irritated...
  • Get cultured: Lehigh Valley fall arts preview

    Get cultured: Lehigh Valley fall arts preview
    A colorful and creative season of performances, exhibits and events for young and older has begun in the Lehigh Valley. It's a season of premieres and anniversaries. A season of classics and cutting edge works. A season of reflection and a season of fun....
  • READER SUBMITTED: Firefighter Tintypes: History In The Making

    Joseph Brunjes emerges from behind his 8-by-10 view camera, which despite its old timey appearance is a little more than a year old. "Now hold for five seconds," he tells his subject, squeezes a bulb that opens the shutter and counts. In the world of...
  • Enfield's Powder Hollow Holds Ruins Of Gunpowder Factory

    Enfield's Powder Hollow Holds Ruins Of Gunpowder Factory
    A night of heavy rain had swelled the Scantic River, where workers from the Hazard Powder Co. had gathered along the banks. A series of gates along a labyrinth of canals snaking through Powder Hollow were opened, and water pulsed through to power the...
  • Florida travel calendar for July

    Florida travel calendar for July
    Check out festivals and events in July across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) July 3: Red Hot and Boom, Altamonte...
  • 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,...
  • Window on the Civil War

     Window on the Civil War
    The American Civil War was not the first armed conflict to become the subject of the camera. But it was the first to generate large numbers of pictures, then shape both history and the public's awareness of what happened on the battlefield through the...
  • Long Beach Opera tackles controversy with 'The Death of Klinghoffer'

    Long Beach Opera tackles controversy with 'The Death of Klinghoffer'
    It is an opera that like its choruses rouses recriminations and unsettled ghosts. "The Death of Klinghoffer" by composer John Adams sets the Israeli-Palestinian struggle on a ship sailing with the histories and opposing realities of two peoples bound by...