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 78-88
  • Reporter's Notebook: Having my own 'Civil War moment'

    Reporter's Notebook: Having my own 'Civil War moment'
    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...
  • Historical Society, VFW Honors Avon's Civil War Soldiers

    Historical Society, VFW Honors Avon's Civil War Soldiers
    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...
  • Clever and gritty comedy about 1939 Hollywood

    It’s surprising how the definition for success in Hollywood has rarely changed over the last century. Whatever their chosen method, each arriving individual yearns to one day make a big important movie that earns universal acclaim, giving them the...
  • Cinco De Mayo 'As American As July 4,' UCLA Prof Says

    Cinco De Mayo 'As American As July 4,' UCLA Prof Says
    LOS ANGELES -- Cinco de Mayo -- the unofficial U.S. holiday long believed to have been imported, with celebratory beer, from Mexico -- isn't a Mexican holiday at all but rather an American one created by Latinos in the West during the Civil War, according...
  • 10 things you might not know about guns

    10 things you might not know about guns
    There's a lot of crossfire about guns these days. The Obama administration is under siege over Fast and Furious, a federal sting operation that allowed firearms to go to Mexican drug traffickers and was linked to the slaying of a Border Patrol agent....
  • The Chicago Tribune's favorite books of 2011

    The Chicago Tribune's favorite books of 2011
    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: FICTION "The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain This gorgeous novel portrays the whirlwind...
  • Favorites of 2011: Chicago-area authors

    Favorites of 2011: Chicago-area authors
    At the end of this year, we stop to recognize the wonderful work put out by authors living in or originally from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. Here is the list of our favorite titles from 2011: "The Year We Left Home" by Jean Thompson An Iowa...
  • Seniors: Scrabble at the Bain Center

    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •A New Year, a New You. Jan. 30, 10 a.m. Free....
  • Swingin' Swamies set to play July 29 in Summer Concert Series at River Hill shopping center

    The Swingin' Swamies are scheduled for the Summer Concert series at River Hill shopping center Friday, July 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. They provide Swingin' entertainment with Jazz, Latin rhythms, R&B and soul music. There's something for every musical taste....
  • Slave Insurance: lawmaker wants CT companies to share old records

    Slave Insurance: lawmaker wants CT companies to share old records
    In 1855, the Aetna Life Insurance Co. issued a policy covering the life of a slave in Mississippi named Peter, who was listed as a “laborer.” Like most slave insurance policies, he was only identified by his first name. Hundreds if not...
  • A New Face For New York's St Patrick's Cathedral

    A New Face For New York's St Patrick's Cathedral
    (Reuters) - Saint Patrick's Cathedral, New York City's iconic house of worship on Fifth Avenue, is getting a facelift. The $175 million restoration will take about five years and will include what church officials described as a thorough scrubbing: its...