| Mar 6, 2011
Can anything new be said about the American Civil War?
Though the causes and campaigns have all been examined by ranks of historians, many books are coming this spring for the 150th anniversary of the war's start on April 12, 1861, when Confederate...
| Apr 11, 2011
Things hadn't gone according to plan — do they ever in war? — and now, Lt. James Barrett was going to make them right. The cavalry officer and his dozen or so men would rescue his colleague, Capt. William McCleave, from those nettlesome rebels...
| Apr 10, 2011
THE BEST WAY TO VIRGINIA'S CIVIL WAR SITES
From LAX, nonstop service to Washington Dulles (in Virginia) is offered on United, American and Virgin America; direct service (stop, no change of plane) is offered on Southwest, and connecting service (change...
| Apr 11, 2011
| 9:43 PM
COSTA MESA — "Bodies" will line the normally tranquil trails of Fairview Park. The stench of gunpowder and the sounds of "dying" men will fill the air.
This weekend marks the third annual Battle of Costa Mesa, hosted by the American Civil War...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 8:19 PM
COSTA MESA — An essential ingredient to Civil War fighting these days is Cream of Wheat.
The food is good for breakfast, but it also works well in your gun, providing you put in the black powder first.
"The Cream of Wheat is used to pack the...
| May 13, 2011
| 8:40 PM
Harrison Woodford was one of seven members of the Woodford family of Avon to fight in the American Civil War, from 1862 through December 1864.
At his grave in West Avon Cemetery, Woodford's great-grandson, Gordon Woodford of Granby, joined a memorial...
| May 15, 2011
| 9:00 PM
The shell from the Confederate mortar, its red fuse glowing “like the wings of a firefly,’’ according to one observer, hung briefly before beginning its descent and exploding directly over Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor.
| Apr 11, 2012
Dr. Ernst Friedrich Lepold Niedermeyer, who was a leading researcher, author, clinician and pioneer in the field of electroencephalogy and its use in epilepsy and other brain research, died Thursday of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson.
| Apr 11, 2012
| 7:07 PM
Disguised as men, female soldiers slung revolvers and fired cannons alongside their male counterparts in 1861.
This is just one of many truths to discover this weekend at the fourth annual Battle of Costa Mesa, a Civil War reenactment event in Costa...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 12:16 PM
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| Dec 16, 2011
| 2:58 PM
As 2011 comes to a close, we take a minute to reflect on the year's best in the world of publishing. Here is the list of our favorites, all published this year:
"The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain
This gorgeous novel portrays the whirlwind...