- Civil War 150th Anniversary
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Recalling ‘the momentous issue of civil war’
At this time 150 years ago, ours was a nation torn apart socially, politically and economically.
- Letters from the battlefield As we get older, our memories fade, eventually dissolving into smoky recollections, if we don’t preserve them in writing.
- ‘Bring history to life’