RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

American Civil War (1861-1865)

A collection of news and information related to American Civil War (1861-1865) published by this site and its partners.

Top American Civil War (1861-1865) Articles

Displaying items 45-55
  • 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...
  • "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...
  • 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...
  • On Demand DVD New Releases June 24-30

     
    On Demand DVD New Releases June 24-30 Heading into the holiday weekend, there's a range of titles to consider, including what sadly may be James Gandolfini's last movie role, in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. With Gandolfini's untimely death on June 19,...
  • Seven Days in seven hours: See where Robert E. Lee made his mark

    Seven Days in seven hours: See where Robert E. Lee made his mark
    RICHMOND, Va. - Strolling above Beaver Dam Creek, you hardly take note of the languid tributary water that drifts peacefully from the nearby Chickahominy River. Red cutgrass, trumpet weeds and a host of other herbaceous species grow freely on bordering...
  • Now it's Shiloh's turn to commemorate the Civil War

    Now it's Shiloh's turn to commemorate the Civil War
    SHILOH NATIONAL MILITARY PARK, Tenn. — "The battle of Shiloh, or Pittsburg Landing, fought on Sunday and Monday, the 6th and 7th of April, 1862," wrote Union Major Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, "has been perhaps less understood, or, to state the case...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: St. George and Hamilton, Bermuda

    Cruise Port Spotlight: St. George and Hamilton, Bermuda
    When it comes to cruise destinations, Bermuda is definitely in the "pink." Best known for its picture-postcard-perfect beaches with fine, pink sands; for its Bermuda shorts; and for its infamous legendary "Triangle," Bermuda began to be developed in the...