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  • John Keegan dies at 78; military historian wrote 'Face of Battle'

    John Keegan dies at 78; military historian wrote 'Face of Battle'
    John Keegan, a British military historian whose critically acclaimed books spanned ancient and modern warfare and included the bestselling "The Face of Battle," has died. He was 78. Keegan died Thursday at his home in Kilmington, England, according to...
  • Baltimore was site of pivotal political conventions in 1800s

    Baltimore was site of pivotal political conventions in 1800s
    In "The First American Political Conventions: Transforming Presidential Nominations, 1832-1872," Stan M. Haynes writes that the modern presidential nominating convention evolved during the campaign of 1832. Between the fall of 1831 and the spring of...
  • Minstrel show scheduled for this weekend

    The Clear Spring Lions Club will hold its 62nd annual Minstrel/Variety Show Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Clear Spring High School. Tickets cost $6 for adults, $4 for students and children, and are free for preschoolers.    ...
  • Civil War diary tells of Hampton Roads' past

    Civil War diary tells of Hampton Roads' past
    Have you ever kept a journal or a diary? I have distinct memories of writing nightly during my adolescence and teen years, at first in a small pink book that I locked, and later in whatever type of notebook I picked up at the grocery store. I lost track...
  • The History Channel earns huge ratings with 'The Bible'

    The History Channel earns huge ratings with 'The Bible'
    The networks might be struggling on Sunday nights but not basic cable's the History Channel. The miniseries beat everything in sight Sunday night with record ratings for "The Bible." I think this quote from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark...
  • Courtney Not Quite Right About Connecticut And Slavery

    Congressman Joe Courtney recently wrote a letter to director Steven Spielberg insisting that he had made a mistake in his film "Lincoln": "I was on the edge of my seat during the roll call vote on the ratification of the 13th Amendment outlawing...
  • 'Hearts at War' planned at museum

    Kelly Hancock, museum educator for the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Va., will present a collection of wartime love letters, valentines and home-made items of affection during a presentation Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Washington County Museum...
  • Women warriors

    Women warriors
    Thousands of military jobs have opened up to women in recent years, but not those in the front-line combat units. That may soon change, however, as a result of a lawsuit brought late last year by four women veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars,...
  • Some of Chicago area's most famous prisoner escapes

    Some of Chicago area's most famous prisoner escapes
    Here’s a look back at a few of the Chicago area’s most famous prisoner escapes: Multiple escapes from Camp Douglas during Civil War era Chicago’s Camp Douglas was built as a training spot for Union soldiers in the Civil War but was...
  • Civil War Anniversary Commemorated at Harford Libraries

    To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the American Civil War, Harford County Public Library is hosting Civil War 150, a series of events including visits from bestselling authors of books about the Civil War, book discussion...
  • History book author to speak in Keedysville

    History book author to speak in Keedysville
    Hagerstown author Preston “Toby” Law will speak to the Keedysville Historical Society on Monday at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 53 N. Main St., Keedysville. Law will discuss his new book, “Drummer Boy for the Bonnie Blue,...