Landrieu tries to revive Civil War effort

U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., has taken up a banner of history that has fallen at least on the field of battle.

She and fellow Democratic Sen. Jim Webb, of Virginia, have introduced the Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission Act of 2009 “to establish a commission to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War,” a release from her office states.

“We must remember the legacies of the Civil War,” Landrieu said. “The United States emerged completely altered after the four years of struggle, and as a testament of American resilience, grew stronger than it was before.

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