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Battle of Antietam

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  • Small KKK group holds rally at Civil War battlefield

    Small KKK group holds rally at Civil War battlefield
    On a Civil War battlefield where tens of thousands of men clashed fifteen decades ago, eight Ku Klux Klan members unfurled their group's banner Saturday afternoon and called for a new uprising to oust President Barack Obama. The Klansmen — who...
  • Hunting for the forgotten faces of the Civil War's 32nd Virginia Infantry

    Hunting for the forgotten faces of the Civil War's 32nd Virginia Infantry
    When Tim Smith was growing up during the 1950s and ‘60s, many Civil War veterans from the Dare and Seaford sections of York County still lived on in the memories of relatives, friends and neighbors who had known them and heard their stories....
  • Hunting for Civil War faces

     Hunting for Civil War faces
    When Tim Smith was growing up during the 1950s and '60s, many Civil War veterans from the Dare and Seaford sections of York County still lived on in the memories of relatives, friends and neighbors who had known them and heard their stories. Several...
  • Columbia woman's study of fabric weaves a history of the Civil War

    Columbia woman's study of fabric weaves a history of the Civil War
    The Civil War experience has been preserved over the past 150 years through a variety of media: books, newspaper accounts, films, drawings, paintings, diaries ... and fabrics. Columbia resident Mavis Slawson has made the latter her specialty as a...
  • KKK group given permit to hold event at Gettysburg battlefield

    KKK group given permit to hold event at Gettysburg battlefield
    A Maryland-based Ku Klux Klan group plans on holding an event in Gettysburg National Military Park, site of the three-day Civil War battle, park officials said. The Confederate White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacy group, will stage a...
  • Civil War divided Lehigh Valley

    Democrats of the Lehigh Valley opposed the Republican administration's war. They were suspicious of the shifting justifications for it. They weren't interested in fighting to free anyone. They denounced the president's restrictions on civil liberties....
  • Letters from a son: What Allentown's William Reichard saw at Antietam

    He had never been in the smoky, confusing haze of gunfire. Never watched helplessly as strong young men fell dead in front of him. Until the Battle of Antietam, William Reichard didn't know war. Reichard, barely 20, left Allentown in the summer of...
  • The Lehigh Valley's forgotten graves

    The old gravestone is broken. A crack about three-quarters of the way to the top has severed it, exposing a rough, jagged edge, like a chipped front tooth. The detached top, where the name and date of birth were long ago etched, lies on the ground. It's...
  • Gettysburg sesquicentennial battle re-enactment in Whitehall honors the 153rd

    If you walk up the long gravel pathway alongside the spacious grassy fields of Whitehall Township's 110-acre main park, the view from the top of the hill is remarkably similar to that from atop the hills just north of Gettysburg. From the Oak Ridge...
  • Great-Great-Grandsons Honor Ancestors At Gettysburg

    Great-Great-Grandsons Honor Ancestors At Gettysburg
    This will be an extraordinary weekend for Connecticut residents William H. Hincks and Kierran Broatch. Today, the two men will join 12,000 other blue- and gray-clad participants in the conclusion of a three-day re-enactment commemorating the 150th...
  • July 16, 1862: Gen. McClellan gives 'stirring address' to soldiers

    July 16, 1862: Gen. McClellan gives 'stirring address' to soldiers
    In the summer of 1862, the Union and Confederate Armies fought six battles in seven days near Richmond, Va., the Confederate capitol. The Southern troops, led by Gen. Robert E. Lee, were able to fend off attacks from the Federal troops, led by Gen....