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Civil War 150th Anniversary

Civil War 150th Anniversary
  • RE-ENACT PIC 5.JPG ‘Bring history to life’

    Tom Helsel watched one Civil War scene re-creation and was instantly captivated by the idea of history in motion.
    Helsel now battles on horseback as part of the 2nd U.S. Cavalry Company.

    April 11, 2011 2 Photos

  • Sarah Kochinski.JPG Series chronicles Civil War for sesquicentennial

    The American Civil War began 150 years ago today, when the artillery of a newly formed Confederacy shelled a federal fort in the harbor of Charleston, S.C.

    April 11, 2011 1 Photo

  • Andrew Roy 12 NANCY COLEMAN | Confederate captive recounts war’s horrors

    My great-grandfather, Andrew Roy, survived the Seven Days Battles near Richmond, Va., only because (1) a Rebel was a poor shot and (2) M.C. Lowry from Somerset plucked maggots from his wound.

    April 11, 2011 1 Photo

  • civil war statue Old times not forgotten: Civil War's 150th anniversary

    Cannons boomed across Charleston Harbor on April 12, 1861, as South Carolina militia opened fire on federal troops in Fort Sumter, signaling the shooting start of America’s Civil War.

    April 9, 2011 2 Photos

  • CIVIL WAR cannons What does the anniversary tell us?

    A hush fell over the crowd filling the elegant hall in downtown Richmond, Va.
    The vote was about to be announced, and a young staffer of the Museum of the Confederacy balanced his laptop across his knees, poised to get out the news as soon as it was official.
    Who would be chosen “Person of the Year, 1861” - in February 2011?

    April 9, 2011 1 Photo

  • Ralph Couey column photo.jpg RALPH COUEY | War offers important history lesson

    One hundred and fifty years ago Tuesday, the first shots were fired in what would become America’s bloodiest conflict, and the most critical point in our nation’s history.

    April 9, 2011 1 Photo

  • chip minemyer 2011.jpg Recalling ‘the momentous issue of civil war’

    At this time 150 years ago, ours was a nation torn apart socially, politically and economically.

    April 3, 2011 1 Photo

  • Letters from the battlefield As we get older, our memories fade, eventually dissolving into smoky recollections, if we don’t preserve them in writing.

    April 11, 2008

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