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  • On Demand DVD New Releases June 24-30

     
    On Demand DVD New Releases June 24-30 Heading into the holiday weekend, there's a range of titles to consider, including what sadly may be James Gandolfini's last movie role, in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. With Gandolfini's untimely death on June 19,...
  • "Civil War Talks" offers soldiers' memories

    "Civil War Talks" offers soldiers' memories
    “Civil War Talks: Further reminiscences of George S. Bernard and his fellow veterans” (University of Virgina Press, 2012) tells of the wartime experiences of Bernard, a Petersburg attorney, who served as a member of the 12th Virginia...
  • The specter of Karl Marx

    The specter of Karl Marx
    In October of 1861, an obscure foreign correspondent for Horace Greeley's New York Tribune led his readers through recent American history — the Missouri Compromise, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the bombardment of Fort Sumter — in the course of...
  • Recent university press titles

    Recent university press titles
    University of Chicago Press "How Animals Grieve" by Barbara J. King -------------------- This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered to Printers Row members with the Sunday Chicago Tribune and by digital edition via email. Click here to...
  • Free Thursday concerts at Fort Monroe, Mariners' Museum begin in June

    Free Thursday concerts at Fort Monroe, Mariners' Museum begin in June
    A popular summer concert series has seemingly escaped looming federal budget cuts. Fort Monroe's Music By the Bay series will begin June 13 and with a performance by the U.S. Fleet Forces Band Wind Ensemble. Concerts take place on Thursday evenings at...
  • Man on a mission to honor fallen Confederate soldiers

    Man on a mission to honor fallen Confederate soldiers
    Cecil W. Thomas III strides down an old brick walk outside historic St. John's Church, scanning its ancient cemetery left and right for the tell-tale signs of Civil War soldiers.     Hundreds and hundreds of tombstones and monuments rise from the earth...
  • Top 10 Gettysburg events, attractions

    Top 10 Gettysburg events, attractions •Major re-enactments June 29th and 30th (at Bushey Farm) and July 4-7 (at Redding Farm), with 10,000-plus re-enactors on the field. •Commemorative ceremony, Gettysburg: A New Birth of Freedom, June 30,...
  • Cinco De Mayo 'As American As July 4,' UCLA Prof Says

    Cinco De Mayo 'As American As July 4,' UCLA Prof Says
    LOS ANGELES -- Cinco de Mayo -- the unofficial U.S. holiday long believed to have been imported, with celebratory beer, from Mexico -- isn't a Mexican holiday at all but rather an American one created by Latinos in the West during the Civil War, according...
  • How Dunker Church was saved

    How Dunker Church was saved
    The Washington County Historical Society presented the Antietam National Battlefield Park with two significant gifts.  In the 1950s, purchase of the Dunker Church and gifting of the church and the Burnside Bridge were made possible through the work of...
  • Commemorating Anitetam through art, artifacts

    By Rebecca Massie Lane Special to The Herald-Mail Our region and nation have been forever imprinted by the events of the Battle of Antietam: the unimaginable loss of life, the visits by President Abraham Lincoln and the subsequent chain of events...
  • Exhibit shows wake of Civil War left few untouched

    By Audrey Scanlan-Teller Special to The Herald-Mail By the time it ended in late spring of 1865, the Civil War had claimed the lives of more than 600,000 soldiers and countless civilians who suffered sickness, hunger, death, destruction and loss in...
  • 10 things you might not know about guns

    10 things you might not know about guns
    There's a lot of crossfire about guns these days. The Obama administration is under siege over Fast and Furious, a federal sting operation that allowed firearms to go to Mexican drug traffickers and was linked to the slaying of a Border Patrol agent....