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American Civil War (1861-1865)

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  • "Civil War Talks" offers soldiers' memories

    "Civil War Talks" offers soldiers' memories
    “Civil War Talks: Further reminiscences of George S. Bernard and his fellow veterans” (University of Virgina Press, 2012) tells of the wartime experiences of Bernard, a Petersburg attorney, who served as a member of the 12th Virginia...
  • The specter of Karl Marx

    The specter of Karl Marx
    In October of 1861, an obscure foreign correspondent for Horace Greeley's New York Tribune led his readers through recent American history — the Missouri Compromise, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the bombardment of Fort Sumter — in the course of...
  • Tariffs, not slavery, precipitated the American Civil War

    Tariffs, not slavery, precipitated the American Civil War
    Arthur Hirsch's recent article about the Battle of Gettysburg reveals a disturbing ignorance of the political dynamics that brought this nation to a war that 150 years later remains the most cataclysmic event in our history ("A defining day relived," July...
  • 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...
  • Veterans Day: Nation gives thanks with parades, Obama lays wreath

    Veterans Day: Nation gives thanks with parades, Obama lays wreath
    The nation’s first four-star female general led New Yorkers in commemorating Veterans Day, part of the annual display of thanks to those who have served their country and an indication of the changing face of the military. Led by President Obama,...
  • 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...
  • Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond

    Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond
    Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
  • Ghosts of Germany's WWII past rise again in 'Generation War'

    Ghosts of Germany's WWII past rise again in 'Generation War'
    When plans for a Holocaust memorial in Berlin were announced years ago, German writer Martin Walser wondered how many monuments to shame his country would have to build. It was a telling sentiment for a nation that could not cleanse the past yet wanted...
  • Civil War hero on track to receive Medal of Honor

    Civil War hero on track to receive Medal of Honor
    WASHINGTON — Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing is poised to receive the Medal of Honor a bit late: 150 years after his heroics at Gettysburg. Buried deep in a thick defense bill to fund modern-day weapons systems and military operations in Afghanistan is a...