American Civil War

Ghost hunters in Pa. are mistaken for burglars

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania are investigating a complaint concerning a ghost hunt that went bust after a police officer mistakenly thought it was a burglary in progress. The Gettysburg Times reported Tuesday […]

12/03/2013

A runner passes through Gettysburg National Military Park, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, in Gettysburg, Pa. Nov. 19th marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's short speech that has gone on to symbolize his presidency and explain the sacrifices made by Union and Confederate forces during the U.S. Civil War.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Gettysburg Address event to mark 150th anniversary

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — On the Civil War battlefield where President Abraham Lincoln gave a speech that symbolized his presidency and the sacrifices made by Union and Confederate forces, historians and everyday Americans are gathering […]

11/19/2013

University of South Carolina archivist Elizabeth Cassidy West shows the diploma earned by Richard Theodore Greener on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

Black scholar’s post-Civil War diploma discovered

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two rare documents from a fleeting time after the Civil War when the University of South Carolina first admitted African-American students and faculty have gone on display. A law school diploma […]

10/15/2013

Gettysburg reenactment (AP Photo)

Second re-enactment of Battle of Gettysburg begins

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A second re-enactment of the Battle of Gettysburg is set to begin this Fourth of July as the National Park Service wraps up its commemorative programs for the 150th anniversary of […]

07/04/2013

Union soldiers re-enact Civil War camp

Visitors flock to remember Gettysburg battle

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – People are flocking to the Gettysburg battlefield in droves for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s defining conflict, with many visitors seeking to honor ancestors who fought there as soldiers. […]

07/02/2013

Confederate soldiers fire on Fort Sumpter, beginning the US Civil War

Re-enactment opens Gettysburg anniversary events

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An opening volley of musket fire ushered in the start of the milestone commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg on Friday, 150 years after the Union Army turned away a Confederate […]

06/28/2013

Union soldiers re-enact Civil War camp

For re-enactors, Gettysburg is pinnacle of hobby

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The commander of the Confederate army marched to the front of the makeshift classroom in jeans and a dress blue shirt to deliver battle plans to his top lieutenants, complete with […]

06/21/2013

Confederate soldiers fire on Fort Sumpter, beginning the US Civil War

Conservation for big Civil War guns

SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) – Preservationists are using computer sensors and other high-tech methods to protect massive iron Civil War guns at a fort in South Carolina that fired on Fort Sumter to open the […]

06/16/2013

The Old Guard US Army soldier from 3rd US Infantry Regiment places flags on graves for Memorial Day, Arlington National Cemetery. (AP Photo)

Memorial Day: Ways to say thank you

The Beginnings of Memorial Day Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of Union veterans — the Grand Army of the Republic — established Decoration Day […]

05/24/2013

Union soldiers re-enact Civil War camp

Lost Civil War ring returned to kin of Pa. soldier

READING, Pa. (AP) — A ring lost by a Union soldier from Pennsylvania during the Civil War has completed a long journey home. The ring was worn by Levi Schlegel, a Reading-area native who is believed to have lost it nearly 150 years ago at an encampment near Fredericksburg, Va.

04/10/2013

Civil War cannonball found in Philly historic area

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A contractor grinding a tree stump in downtown Philadelphia’s historic district has made a rare discovery. Independence National Historical Park officials said Thursday that among the roots of the dead tree, the […]

10/26/2012

Gettysburg's 'Electric Map' of battle up for sale

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A massive light-up map that illustrates the key moments of the Battle of Gettysburg is up for sale after years of squabbling over its fate. The 30-by 30-foot Electric Map went […]

09/11/2012

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