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American Civil War (1861-1865)

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  • Dr. Ernst F. L. Niedermeyer

    Dr. Ernst F. L. Niedermeyer
    Dr. Ernst Friedrich Lepold Niedermeyer, who was a leading researcher, author, clinician and pioneer in the field of electroencephalogy and its use in epilepsy and other brain research, died Thursday of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. The...
  • Baltimore was site of pivotal political conventions in 1800s

    Baltimore was site of pivotal political conventions in 1800s
    In "The First American Political Conventions: Transforming Presidential Nominations, 1832-1872," Stan M. Haynes writes that the modern presidential nominating convention evolved during the campaign of 1832. Between the fall of 1831 and the spring of...
  • Who's your favorite teacher?

    I've been thinking about teachers a lot lately, which is natural. I cover education in Harford County, I recently attended the Teacher of the Year banquet and had the pleasure (seriously!) of sitting in on the winner's, Christina O'Neill, class....
  • Richmond, Virginia

    Richmond, Virginia
    Go here: You can't visit Richmond without confronting the Civil War. The city is so rich in Civil War history that you can't miss it, even if you're not a Civil War buff. In fact, a weekend visitor invariably confronts one of two pickles: If you aren't...
  • Building Museum is among D.C.'s greatest interiors

    You might expect a museum about buildings to be housed in a nice one, and the National Building Museum in Washington certainly is -- so much so that the impressive but lesser-known 19th-century structure can be the highlight of a visit to Washington....
  • U Street revival heats up in D.C.

    Try to peg the character of U Street, the revitalized and once-again trendy corridor in Northwest D.C., and you may have to check your watch. That's because this urban renaissance district has two distinct personalities, as different as night and day....
  • Why Kenneth Jarecke's gruesome war photo needs to be seen

    The photo shows a man, his skin blackened, his teeth set in a grimace, a barely human figure who was carbonized trying to escape his deathtrap of a burning truck. The man is Iraqi. The setting is the Highway of Death, the strip of road that led north...
  • Anniversary of 'Battle that saved Washington'

    MONOCACY, Md. — Baltimore and Ohio Railroad agents knew they had a serious problem brewing when a sizable Confederate force appeared unexpectedly near Frederick, Md., in early July 1864, during the American Civil War. These rebels could reap...
  • Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer,' Kate Winslet's 'A Little Chaos'

    The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...
  • Washington and Lee University will remove Confederate flag replicas

    Washington and Lee University will remove Confederate flag replicas
    Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., has agreed to remove replicas of Confederate flags several months after 12 black law students demanded their removal from campus. The flags in the university's Lee Chapel were replicas of original...
  • Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns

    Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns
    When Eli Wallach strolled down the mean streets of Manhattan, the tune followed him everywhere. People saw him coming and they started whistling the ominous opening bars of Ennio Morricone’s theme to “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”...
  • Orlando Repertory Theatre making history with Civil War productions

    Orlando Repertory Theatre making history with Civil War productions
    It’s not uncommon to find Civil War reenactments being staged at public places throughout the southern states, as historians and academics recreate the monumental battles that became a part of the South’s history during that epic war. On the...