Stolen Civil War Weapon Finally Found (Video)

A gun used in the Civil War, then stolen from the Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond has been recovered more than three decades after the theft.
The museum considered the .36 caliber Spiller and Burr revolver used by General George Washington Rains one of its most prized possessions.
“This is one of the very first and [...]

Fire damages historic Nashville home used as Civil War hospital

A Franklin Pike historic home that served as a hospital during the Civil War sustained fire damage Sunday morning.
The fire at Glen Leven, which was built in 1857, was contained to a hallway in the back of the building.
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Westbrook: Ridgley Greathouse might have been the South’s hope in Civil War

It wasn’t because he didn’t try that Ridgley Greathouse didn’t become an exemplary hero of the South during the Civil War.
He contributed money and personal bravery, and shared in a daring plan that might have changed the course of the war.
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Search comes to a close: Heir of Civil War vet to receive discharge papers

A nationwide search for the rightful heirs of a Civil War soldier’s discharge papers led the South Carolina Treasurer’s Office to Capt. Ira Cory’s great-grandson in Ohio.
Treasurer Curtis Loftis today will return to Robert Cory the documents found in an abandoned safe deposit box.
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Maine man collects Civil War letters

One September day in 1862, Portland doctor D.V. Fortin penned a lengthy letter to his mother, Mrs. John Perley, who lived in Freedom.
The doctor wrote about the patients he was treating in Washington, D.C., soldiers felled by “Rebels” during the Civil War.
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Bill Lohmann: No easy answers in battle of preservationists vs. Wal-Mart

Almost 150 years after the first shots of the Civil War were fired, a modern battle commences in an Orange County courtroom tomorrow.
This time, it’s not North vs. South, but Preservationists vs. Wal-Mart.
History vs. Shopping would be the simple way to portray it.
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Ball kicks off Civil War 150th anniversary events in Prince William

The first commemorative event of the Civil War’s sesquicentennial in the Manassas area was a memorable one.
Some 200 people turned out for the Blue and Gray Ball at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, taking a step back in time.
Highlights of Saturday night’s event included:
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Civil War soldier info available at archive

When I first wrote about the “Silent Sentinels,” the list of Maine’s Civil War monuments with photos at www.maine.gov/civilwar/sentinels.html, the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War was still a year away.
Now, it’s less than three months until April 12, and I’m not among those who are prepared.
What might your historical society, museum [...]

Walmart near battlefield heads to court

Civil War history will be played out in a rural Virginia courtroom this week when Wal-Mart Stores Inc. defends a planned store near a hallowed site where Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant first met on the field of battle in 1864.
The trial in Orange County Circuit Court pits preservationists and residents against the [...]

This Day in the War: 01/24/11

Friday, Jan. 24, 1862
HORRID HATTERAS HAPPENINGS
Large numbers of Union ships have been waiting for weeks now off Cape Hatteras, N.C. for the weather to clear to launch an attack. The waiting had become tedious, as Pvt. D.L. Day, 25th Mass. Vol. Inf., wrote in one of his many letters home: “..Mr. Milligan says fair weather [...]