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Everhart kicks off Civil War exhibit as conflict’s sesquicentennial approaches

Standing in a gallery full of Civil War artifacts, Cara Sutherland wondered if Northeast Pennsylvanians of that era had any inkling how much their lives were about to change.
One hundred fifty years ago today, Southern delegates convened in Montgomery, Ala., to establish what would become the Confederacy. That news, however, would not reach the early [...]

Sons of Union Veterans member Bob Wandel works to uncover buried Civil War history in local cemeteries

Bob Wandel is often a lone figure wandering around Oak Hill Cemetery. He sometimes recognizes other people when he’s out there, people who are walking their dogs or going for a run. But no one is doing what he’s doing — remembering, many times a week, the people who are buried there, and searching for [...]

Civil War-era forts opening in Pineville

Twin forts built during the Civil War to stave off a Union attack during the Red River Campaign will open to the public this week as a historic site.
The Fort Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site in Pinveville is scheduled to open Thursday.

Connected to history: Daughter of a Civil War veteran

Ruth Pasour Gryder’s father was wounded 148 years ago.
On Aug. 9, 1862 Pvt. David Rufus Pasour, then a 24-year-old in the Confederate States Army, was shot during a battle against Union forces at Cedar Run in northern Virginia. Pasour, who lost his arm as a result of that Civil War battle 148 years ago, is [...]

US civil war headstone altered

The headstone of a former American slave and Union soldier was changed after the original said he was a member of the pro-slavery Confederate army.More than 100 of Samuel Brown’s descendants and Civil War buffs in period dress gathered at California’s Vallejo Sunrise Memorial Cemetery for the dedication of his new headstone.

Historic memorial ceremony

A dedication ceremony for the grave of Thomas Mason Francis, American Civil War Veteran, will be held at the Gilgandra Cemetery at 2pm, Saturday, October 2.
Enjoy an afternoon at Gilgandra, including some pioneering history, when descendants of Thomas Francis and their friends will be celebrating a memorial service.

Museum could house naval collection at Monroe

The Museum of the Confederacy is considering a presence at Fort Monroe in Hampton where it could showcase its collection of naval artifacts.
The Richmond-based museum has an expansion plan underway which would see three satellite locations being set up.

In Limestone County sits sacred ground devoted to Confederates

Shortly after the Civil War, veterans of the North and South alike wished to celebrate the kinship and memory of their war experiences and sacrifices. Small groups of Limestone County Confederate veterans met informally to socialize and reminisce.
By 1888 they had begun to meet annually along Jacks Creek near where it intersects the Navasota River, [...]

Calling All Shutterbugs for 2010 Civil War Preservation Trust Photography Contest

In the 1860s, Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner and other “embedded” photographers made the Civil War the first major conflict to be extensively documented by photojournalists. Their dramatic battlefield images still haunt us today despite the use of equipment and techniques that are considered primitive by the standards of current technology.
Today, the Civil War Preservation Trust [...]

Another chance for ‘Ride With the Devil’

“Ride With the Devil” is Ang Lee’s lost movie.
Filmed around Kansas City in the spring and summer of 1998, this unconventional Civil War drama was caught in the fighting between incoming and outgoing regimes at Universal Pictures.
It received a cursory release in just a handful of markets (including Kansas City); according to the Internet Movie [...]