| Jun 30, 2011
Thriller, Women's Fiction, Memoir, Young Adult, Children's and Non-Fiction, we've got a look at some hot Summer beach reads.
Non fiction: A WORLD ON FIRE BY AMANDA FOREMAN: The author, who wrote Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire, which was turned into the...
| Jul 11, 2011
| 1:09 PM
The carnage that was caused by weapons introduced during the American Civil War forced doctors to make advances in medicine that might have taken another 25 years to develop had the conflict not been fought.
“In many ways, the battlefield was the...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 8:42 AM
The American Civil War might have reached a swifter conclusion had the federal government not armed its soldiers with inexpensive weapons to save money, said George Wunderlich, executive director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick,...
| Mar 6, 2011
Can anything new be said about the American Civil War?
Though the causes and campaigns have all been examined by ranks of historians, many books are coming this spring for the 150th anniversary of the war's start on April 12, 1861, when Confederate...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 5:50 AM
Civil War Day at the Roanoke Main Library is Saturday March 19, 10:00am-3:00pm.
The event is free and open to the public.
Do you have letters, diaries, maps or drawings created during the Civil War? The Library of Virginia wants to scan...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 8:10 AM
In 1855, the Aetna Life Insurance Co. issued a policy covering the life of a slave in Mississippi named Peter, who was listed as a “laborer.” Like most slave insurance policies, he was only identified by his first name.
Hundreds if not...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Sharpsburg Girl Scout Troop 40051 participated in the Washington County Girl Scouts World Thinking Day Feb. 18 at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center.
The Sharpsburg troop chose the country of China for its booth.
| Mar 17, 2012
| 7:10 PM
(Reuters) - Saint Patrick's Cathedral, New York City's iconic house of worship on Fifth Avenue, is getting a facelift.
The $175 million restoration will take about five years and will include what church officials described as a thorough scrubbing: its...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 7:41 AM
SHILOH NATIONAL MILITARY PARK, Tenn. — "The battle of Shiloh, or Pittsburg Landing, fought on Sunday and Monday, the 6th and 7th of April, 1862," wrote Union Major Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, "has been perhaps less understood, or, to state the case...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 7:07 PM
Disguised as men, female soldiers slung revolvers and fired cannons alongside their male counterparts in 1861.
This is just one of many truths to discover this weekend at the fourth annual Battle of Costa Mesa, a Civil War reenactment event in Costa...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 2:22 PM
By Rebecca Massie Lane
Special to The Herald-Mail
With 23,110 casualties, the Battle of Antietam remains a day of great loss for America and it stimulated a chain of events leading to the Emancipation Proclamation and the Battle of Gettysburg.
| Dec 16, 2011
| 2:58 PM
As 2011 comes to a close, we take a minute to reflect on the year's best in the world of publishing. Here is the list of our favorites, all published this year:
"The Paris Wife" by Paula McLain
This gorgeous novel portrays the whirlwind...