Group commemorating anniversary of start of Civil War

There’s something about visiting the battlefields of the Civil War that gives Don Moody a feeling unlike any other.
“You can read about those places, but until you actually have your feet on the ground, you don’t realize what they’re talking about,” Moody said.

Anoka County History: Anoka’s role in the Civil War

April 5 marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War, sometimes known as the War Between the States.
Although this war was fought principally in the Southeastern U.S. with the state of Virginia hosting the most battles, 173 to be exact, many men from Anoka County signed up to fight for the [...]

Why American art museums are reluctant to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War

150 years ago this month, seven Southern states seceded from the Union, igniting the American Civil War. A defining event in US history, it lasted four years, claimed nearly a million lives, and led to the abolition of slavery. Yet despite its impact even today, there is no major art exhibition planned in the US [...]

The ‘Irish Brigade’ marches into town

As the nation gets ready to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, members of the 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, or the Irish Brigade, are making plans to help commemorate the milestone.
And Foxboro residents might have taken notice of it last weekend.


‘Florida in the Civil War’ at the Orange County Regional History Center

WHAT: The contributions and the catastrophes of Floridians are displayed in “Florida in the Civil War,” an exhibit that opens at the Orange County Regional History Center this Saturday. The display covers how Florida residents survived a Union blockade of the coastline and explains how they shipped beef and salt to Confederate forces. Also among [...]

Civil War show will be bigger this year

Mike Kent says this year’s Chickamauga Civil War Show and Sale will be the largest Dalton has ever hosted.
“We’ve sold 450 tables, which is the maximum capacity of the exhibit hall (at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center),” Kent said. “That translates into about 250 individual dealers because some take multiple tables.”

The Second in A Series on the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War

This is the second in a series on the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War month by month. It will show the times those folks lived in and the build up to war.
From February 1-23, 1861 the Texas convention votes, 166 to 8 for secession and calls for a popular vote to confirm it. Another [...]

The Lincoln Museum at Lincoln

Not all Lincoln museums are alike. Compare, for example, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) in Springfield and the Lincoln Heritage Museum in Lincoln.
While the ALPLM uses state-of-the-art technology and recreated, life-size scenes from Lincoln’s life to tell his story, the much smaller Lincoln Heritage Museum at Lincoln College relies on artifacts to [...]

Project preserves Civil War Manuscripts

Campbell County residents had the opportunity Jan. 21 to share their privately owned Civil War documents and photos with the public.
The opportunity for all Virginians to contribute to an online database of manuscripts will last until at least June 2012.
The Library of Virginia and a state commission leading Virginia’s observance of the 150th anniversary of [...]

Civil War group to help raise funds for monument project

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Walter H. French Camp No. 17, Carthage, has agreed to help with fundraising efforts for Watertown’s Soldiers and Sailors Monument restoration project.
At its annual meeting Saturday, City Planner Michael A. Lumbis outlined the project and what steps will be taken to restore the 120-year-old monument to [...]