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  • Hunting for Civil War faces

     Hunting for Civil War faces
    When Tim Smith was growing up during the 1950s and '60s, many Civil War veterans from the Dare and Seaford sections of York County still lived on in the memories of relatives, friends and neighbors who had known them and heard their stories. Several...
  • Tales From A Bloody Battle: "Connecticut Yankees at Antietam"

    Tales From A Bloody Battle: "Connecticut Yankees at Antietam"
    In the years after the Civil War battle of Antietam, John Burnham of Hartford descended into madness. Alonzo Maynard of Ellington, who was shot four times in the struggle for Burnside Bridge, spent the rest of his years in physical agony, sometimes...
  • Hunting for the forgotten faces of the Civil War's 32nd Virginia Infantry

    Hunting for the forgotten faces of the Civil War's 32nd Virginia Infantry
    When Tim Smith was growing up during the 1950s and ‘60s, many Civil War veterans from the Dare and Seaford sections of York County still lived on in the memories of relatives, friends and neighbors who had known them and heard their stories....
  • KKK group given permit to hold event at Gettysburg battlefield

    KKK group given permit to hold event at Gettysburg battlefield
    A Maryland-based Ku Klux Klan group plans on holding an event in Gettysburg National Military Park, site of the three-day Civil War battle, park officials said. The Confederate White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacy group, will stage a...
  • Newspaper collectors care about much more than news

    Q: I have old newspapers from the American Civil War that describe battles. How do I determine their worth? A: The first thing to do is key http://www.rarenewspapers.com, the site of Timothy Hughes Rare Newspapers in Pennsylvania. A collector/dealer...
  • Federal shutdown spoils KKK plan to desecrate Gettysburg's sacred ground

    Federal shutdown spoils KKK plan to desecrate Gettysburg's sacred ground
    No one can say that nothing good came of this week's federal government shutdown. In an affront to every decent American, the hallowed ground of the Gettysburg National Military Park — a world-renowned symbol of the gallant struggle against a...
  • The Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln's bold stroke

    The Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln's bold stroke
    In the wake of the bloodiest day of the Civil War or any American war, President Abraham Lincoln issued on Sept. 22, 1862, a preliminary proclamation freeing all slaves in the Confederate states. In the wake of the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day...
  • Lincoln exhibit at Reagan Library reveals man behind the icon

    Lincoln exhibit at Reagan Library reveals man behind the icon
    This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Considered by many as a turning point in the Civil War, the bloody three-day battle marked the highest number of casualties in the four-year conflict. The Union defeat of the Confederate...
  • July 16, 1862: Gen. McClellan gives 'stirring address' to soldiers

    July 16, 1862: Gen. McClellan gives 'stirring address' to soldiers
    In the summer of 1862, the Union and Confederate Armies fought six battles in seven days near Richmond, Va., the Confederate capitol. The Southern troops, led by Gen. Robert E. Lee, were able to fend off attacks from the Federal troops, led by Gen....
  • Great-Great-Grandsons Honor Ancestors At Gettysburg

    Great-Great-Grandsons Honor Ancestors At Gettysburg
    This will be an extraordinary weekend for Connecticut residents William H. Hincks and Kierran Broatch. Today, the two men will join 12,000 other blue- and gray-clad participants in the conclusion of a three-day re-enactment commemorating the 150th...
  • Gettysburg sesquicentennial battle re-enactment in Whitehall honors the 153rd

    Gettysburg sesquicentennial battle re-enactment in Whitehall honors the 153rd
    If you walk up the long gravel pathway alongside the spacious grassy fields of Whitehall Township's 110-acre main park, the view from the top of the hill is remarkably similar to that from atop the hills just north of Gettysburg. From the Oak Ridge...
  • Civil War divided Lehigh Valley

    Democrats of the Lehigh Valley opposed the Republican administration's war. They were suspicious of the shifting justifications for it. They weren't interested in fighting to free anyone. They denounced the president's restrictions on civil liberties....