| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 2:23 PM
No one can say that nothing good came of this week's federal government shutdown.
In an affront to every decent American, the hallowed ground of the Gettysburg National Military Park — a world-renowned symbol of the gallant struggle against a...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 3:01 PM
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...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 7:27 AM
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....
| Jul 2, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Michael G. Rinn, a Cockeysville bankruptcy attorney and longtime Civil War enthusiast who played a pivotal role in the preservation of a historic Western Maryland battlefield, died Saturday of lung cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:24 PM
— The fighting that killed or wounded 21,000 Americans in the rolling hills of Western Maryland was over in about 12 grisly hours.
But a century and a half after the bloodiest day in American military history, the struggle to preserve the ground...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:33 PM
The argument over the performance of the Union commander on the nation's bloodiest day is far from settled.
Major Gen. George B. McClellan was sacked by President Abraham Lincoln less than two months after the Battle of Antietam. For more than a...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 4:02 AM
The National Weather Service is calling for Friday to be mostly sunny, with a high near 86 and south winds from 5 to 8 miles per hour. Friday night is expected to be mostly cloud, with a low around 64.
Saturday and Sunday are both expected to be...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 3:00 AM
One hundred fifty years ago today, two great armies clashed in a titanic struggle that would decide the fate of a nation. "Around a cornfield and a little white Dunker church, around a stone bridge and in a pasture lane worn by cow paths, surged a human...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 7:22 AM
On Twitter the Library of Congress has retweeted this morsel from the WorldDigitalLibrary: "Battle of #Antietam was #OnThisDay in 1862. 23,000 killed. ..."
The Libraryof Congress should know better. The butcher's bill* for Antietam, the 23,000, is the...
| Sep 23, 2012
In the wake of the bloodiest day of the Civil War or any American war, President Abraham Lincoln issued on Sept. 22, 1862, a preliminary proclamation freeing all slaves in the Confederate states.
In the wake of the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day...