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American Civil War (1861-1865)

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  • 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...
  • Civil War to come alive

    Civil War to come alive
    Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis never had the chance to meet each other as leaders during a divided America, but they're going to this weekend. The town? Costa Mesa. The place? Fairview Park. The occasion? "The town hall meeting that never...
  • Actress brings Clara Barton to life at Fallston library

    Stories from one of American history's most revered women, Clara Barton, filled the Fallston library April 11, when more than 50 people watched Mary Ann Jung portray Barton during a living history presentation that spanned Barton's brave life as a...
  • Man on a mission to honor fallen Confederate soldiers

    Man on a mission to honor fallen Confederate soldiers
    Cecil W. Thomas III strides down an old brick walk outside historic St. John's Church, scanning its ancient cemetery left and right for the tell-tale signs of Civil War soldiers.     Hundreds and hundreds of tombstones and monuments rise from the earth...
  • Top 10 Gettysburg events, attractions

    Top 10 Gettysburg events, attractions
    Top 10 Gettysburg events, attractions •Major re-enactments June 29th and 30th (at Bushey Farm) and July 4-7 (at Redding Farm), with 10,000-plus re-enactors on the field. •Commemorative ceremony, Gettysburg: A New Birth of Freedom, June 30,...
  • Free Thursday concerts at Fort Monroe, Mariners' Museum begin in June

    Free Thursday concerts at Fort Monroe, Mariners' Museum begin in June
    A popular summer concert series has seemingly escaped looming federal budget cuts. Fort Monroe's Music By the Bay series will begin June 13 and with a performance by the U.S. Fleet Forces Band Wind Ensemble. Concerts take place on Thursday evenings at...
  • How to build a stackable rock retaining wall

    How to build a stackable rock retaining wall
    DEAR TIM: I'm lucky and have lots of medium to larger rock on my lot that can be easily harvested. I want to build a stackable rock retaining wall that will be about 3 feet tall and hold back that amount of dirt. Is there magic involved in this process,...
  • A right and proper death of the euro

    PARIS -- When the proposal was initially made for a common European currency, it seemed to this writer to be a good idea, with the flaw that it wouldn't work. Although inexpert in economics (being a product of the age of arithmetic), it struck me as an...
  • Accept no mechanical substitutes to the tried and true P-trap

    DEAR TIM: I saw a new device on a website that says it can replace the traditional P-trap under a plumbing fixture. It has a flexible tube-like membrane that is supposed to stay closed when no water is flowing down the pipe. I'm skeptical this thing would...
  • Wars and potential wars abound

    PARIS -- The two most recent American wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have failed or are disastrously failing. The United States is being pressed to launch two new wars. There is little public support for any of the four. The government of Israel, the...
  • Newspaper collectors care about much more than news

    Q: I have old newspapers from the American Civil War that describe battles. How do I determine their worth? A: The first thing to do is key http://www.rarenewspapers.com, the site of Timothy Hughes Rare Newspapers in Pennsylvania. A collector/dealer...