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American Civil War (1861-1865)

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  • History of Civil War veteran and former slave unveiled at South Laurel church

    History of Civil War veteran and former slave unveiled at South Laurel church
    On a crisp Friday morning, Nov. 11, 15 descendants of Israel Crump Sr. proudly stood with their church community at the grave site of the former slave and Civil War veteran at Queen's Chapel United Methodist Church in South Laurel. Samuel Smith Jr.,...
  • Seniors: Scrabble at the Bain Center

    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •A New Year, a New You. Jan. 30, 10 a.m. Free....
  • Swingin' Swamies set to play July 29 in Summer Concert Series at River Hill shopping center

    The Swingin' Swamies are scheduled for the Summer Concert series at River Hill shopping center Friday, July 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. They provide Swingin' entertainment with Jazz, Latin rhythms, R&B and soul music. There's something for every musical taste....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Another president who came under fire [Letter]

    Editor: I have some comments on Dana Dembrow's July 1 column regarding Monocacy Junction and Abraham Lincoln. Technically, Lincoln was not the only sitting president to "come under combat fire." At the Battle of Blandensburg in August, 1814, (during...
  • Go 'Red, White & Blue' at Allentown street festival

     Go 'Red, White & Blue' at Allentown street festival
    For the second year, the City of Allentown is taking its Independence Day celebration to the street. "Red White & Blue" is a free July 4 festival along Linden Street at J. Birney Crum Stadium that features entertainment and activities starting at 4 p.m....
  • 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...
  • Want war? Fight it yourself; Iraq not worth U.S. support

    Want war? Fight it yourself; Iraq not worth U.S. support
    War is too important to be left to war hawks with no skin in the game. Advocates for crossing the Rubicon from peace to war — which makes legal what is customarily first-degree murder — are moral wretches if they refuse to volunteer to fight...
  • 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.”...
  • Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy

    Anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy
    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 serious havoc in Maryland,...
  • The Civil War and World War I: Comparing historical narratives

    To the editor: I was impressed by Jay Winter's comment that "the violence practiced on African and Asian colonies came home to roost." White Europeans were fighting one another in World War I with the brutal weaponry available at the time. ("Historian Jay...