Residents preparing to mark 150th anniversary of Battle of Hancock

Confederate and Union forces clashed several times in Washington County during the Civil War, most notably at Antietam in 1862, but residents of Hancock are preparing for the 150th anniversary of another confrontation outside their town earlier that year.
The Battle of Hancock on Jan. 5-6, 1862, pitted one of the best known Confederate field commanders, [...]

Exhibit highlights African-American contributions to Civil War medicine

Nearly 100 years before Rosa Parks stood up against discrimination by refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus, Maj. Alexander T. Augusta took a similar stand in Washington, D.C.
Augusta, one of 13 black surgeons to serve during the Civil War, was in uniform and on his way to testify at a [...]

Civil War exhibit in Md. features black doctors

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick is highlighting African-Americans who served as doctors and nurses during the war.
The exhibit developed by the National Library of Medicine opens Monday and runs through Jan. 28.
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Don’t Miss Holiday Candlelight Tours at Sotterley Plantation

This year’s Holiday Candlelight Tours at Sotterley Plantation will feature a time-traveling experience during the Civil War Era to Christmas 1864. On December 10th & 11th from 6 pm–10 pm, this historical dramatization unfolds within the 1703 Plantation House, with stellar performances by The Sotterley Players. 
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Luminarias a somber reminder of scenes of Civil War battle

A procession of motorists will once again travel the fields where thousands of fathers, husbands and sons of the North and South became casualties of opposing causes.
Antietam National Battlefield will host its annual Memorial Illumination on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the national park near Sharpsburg.
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Laurel resident wins a national book award

When Laurel resident Patrick Young was a child listening to stories about Old Abe, an eagle that supposedly brought good luck to Union soldiers fighting in the Midwest during the Civil War, he never imagined he’d one day write a book about it, let alone win an award for his work.

But when the National Parenting [...]

Great grandson rewrites Civil War wrong; government to issue correct tombstone

Atop a hill just outside North East, Maryland lays civil war veteran James D. Alexander.
He fought in the famed battles of Gettysburg and Antietam; he was wounded and lost a leg in the skirmish at Spotsylvania Court House.
But while he was laid to rest almost 90 years ago, it may never have been in peace.
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Md. man corrects Civil War tombstone

A Maryland resident is correcting an error on the tombstone of his great-great grandfather that misidentifies the man as a Confederate soldier.
The Cecil Whig first reported that John Goff researched the life of James D. Alexander, his great-great-grandfather, and was able to show that Alexander served in the Union Army, using honorable-discharge papers and pension [...]

Dorchester woman recognized for efforts to end Civil War

A strong, intelligent, well-connected Maryland woman who helped to bring the Civil War to an end had been consigned to the dustbin of history, instead of being lauded alongside Ulysses S. Grant and other Civil War heroes.
Until now.
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‘The Lost River’ premieres Saturday

As a Union spy and advisor to President Abraham Lincoln, Eastern Shore native Anna Ella Carroll helped shape the course of the Civil War.
Her efforts, however, have largely been lost to history. Filmmakers Jason Urban, Joe Dunlap and Bruce Bridegroom seek to tell her story with the film “The Lost River,” premiering Saturday at the [...]