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Former auto plant on Va. battlefield to be razed

A Civil War preservation group has set its sights on former auto plant in Spotsylvania County where historians say the Battle of Fredericksburg was decided.

Tags: Free Lance-Star of Fredericksburg , Civil War Trust , The National Park Service , Central Virginia Battlefields Trust

Saturday - 06/11/2011, 09:19am EDT

Manassas gears up for Civil War sesquicentennial

From July 21 through 24, Historic Manassas will host a number of free Manassas Civil War Commemorative events recognizing the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War and the First Battle of Manassas.

Tags: Hank Silverberg , Manassas National Battlefield Park , Sesquicentennial

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 04:34pm EST

Slaves, freedmen spied on South during Civil War

Tags: John Scobell ,

Monday - 06/20/2011, 10:26am EDT

A balloon recreation shows off first attempt at an air force

The National Air and Space Museum recreated a key moment in the nation's first attempt to build an air force, by inflating a balloon on the National Mall.

Tags: National Air and Space Museum , the National Mall , Thaddeus Lowe , balloons , Tom Crouch , Smithsonian

Saturday - 06/11/2011, 02:25pm EDT

Civil War re-enactment in Fairfax Saturday

The Blue and Gray will clash again on Saturday at the Fairfax County Courthouse. It's a historical re-enactment of one of the first skirmishes in the Civil War.

Tags: re-enactment , Fairfax , Hank Silverberg , City of Fairfax

Friday - 06/03/2011, 06:20pm EDT

Appomattox plans sidewalk repairs to help tourism

Tags: Appomattox

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 08:16am EDT

Old wounds temper Md. Civil War commemorations

A hundred and 50 years ago, Maryland was caught between north and south. The state was severely divided when the civil war started even though Maryland stayed in the Union. Marylanders fought on both sides of the conflict.

Tags: Antietam , Manassas , Hank Silverberg

Sunday - 05/22/2011, 07:46pm EDT

Civil War general's severed leg on display in Md.

The amputated leg of a colorful Civil War general is doing some traveling.

Tags: Daniel Sickles , Fort Detrick , U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command , Philip Barton Key , National Museum of Health and Medicine

Monday - 05/16/2011, 12:06pm EDT

Need a vacation? Take a hallowed journey on one tank

You may be wondering how you're going to afford that summer vacation with gas prices so high. Try taking in 400 years of American history on just one tank.

Tags: The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Herit , Cate Magennis Wyatt , Hank Silverberg

Thursday - 05/12/2011, 05:27pm EDT
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