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Curious plaque tells forgotten story

The familiar brick sidewalks of Old Town Alexandria served as the backdrop to a bit of American history you may not be familiar with and a curious plaque hidden in plain sight reminds passersby of at least part of the story.

Saturday - 02/02/2013, 08:18pm EST

Tags: Old Town Alexandria, Civil War 150th Anniversary, Civil War, Office of Historic Alexandria

Civil War anniversary brings with it a special brew (VIDEO)

A Frederick company is brewing up a special commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 03:32am EST

Tags: Frederick, Civil War

HistoryMobile wheeling to Virginia Capitol

Virginia's interactive Civil War history museum is parking at the Capitol this week and it's open to visitors.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 07:02am EST

Tags: Civil War

Memorial dedicated to Civil War ironclad ship

A memorial is being dedicated to the Civil War ironclad, the USS Monitor, and its crew.

Friday - 12/28/2012, 06:09am EST

Tags: USS Monitor, ironclad, Civil War, Cape Hatteras

Shells preserved in wall where they hit Sumter

They are there just where they landed in Fort Sumter a century and a half ago _ three Union shells from rifled Parrot guns embedded in the masonry wall of the garrison where the first shots of the Civil War were fired.

Saturday - 12/22/2012, 03:25pm EST

Tags: Fort Sumter, Civil War

NY-based Guardsmen head to Va. for Civil War event

A contingent of New York Army National Guard soldiers is heading to Virginia to honor the sacrifices of the famous Irish Brigade during the Civil War's Battle of Fredericksburg.

Friday - 12/07/2012, 12:59pm EST

Tags: New York Army National Guard, Battle of Fredericksburg, Irish Brigade, Civil War

Smithsonian gathers best art of Civil War era

Paintings and photographs depicting the raw reality of the Civil War marked a major change in American art that tossed out romantic notions of war.

Friday - 11/23/2012, 04:43pm EST

Tags: Civil War

Trust, Va. preserving Civil War battlefield

The Civil War Trust has teamed up with the state to complete a $3.2 million campaign protecting 285 acres at Gaines' Mill, where Gen. Robert E. Lee had his first major victory as commander of the Army of Northern Virginia.

Monday - 11/19/2012, 04:59pm EST

Tags: Civil War, Civil War Trust, Richmond

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