Civil War tributes make Manassas tourism hot spot

Manassas could soon rival Gettysburg as a historic tourist destination. At least, that’s the hope after the town was named a primary tourist destination in 2011 by a leading tourism association.
The commemoration Manassas is planning to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War prompted the American Bus Association to list the site of the [...]

Heart of the Civil War

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Tuesday for a Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Exhibit and Visitor Center at the historic Newcomer House on Antietam National Battlefield. The center is dedicated to promoting visitor opportunities in the three Maryland counties of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area — Carroll, Frederick and Washington.
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Barbara Fritchie House For Sale In Frederick, Md.

A piece of Civil War literary history is for sale in Frederick.
The Barbara Fritchie House is on the market with an asking price of $185,000.
The two-story, red-brick structure is a replica of the house from which the 90-something widow defiantly waved a Union flag at Confederate General Stonewall Jackson in John Greenleaf Whittier’s poem.

HCC professor will speak about Civil War Oct. 10

Hagerstown Community College professor and Civil War historian Thomas Clemens will give a Civil War lecture at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, in the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts.
Clemens’ presentation will focus on the work of Ezra A. Carman, a Union colonel in the 13th New Jersey Infantry who was later appointed as the [...]

Slave Village Discovered On Monocacy Battlefield

The Monocacy Battlefield in Frederick is an important touchstone to the Civil War, but beneath the fields, the roots of that war are being unearthed.
Alex DeMetrick reports, archeologists are finding evidence of a slave plantation, very different from the kind usually found in Maryland.

Land helps tell story of battle

Frostown Gap might not be one of the most well-known sections of the Battle of South Mountain, but the Maryland Department of Natural Resources hopes to change that by its purchase recently of the 97 acres that formed a key spot of the Civil War skirmish.
This little parcel between Frostown Road and Mount Tabor Road, [...]

Volunteers help portray 2nd Georgia Infantry

Members of the Hedgesville Blues joined other living history volunteers, including the Liberty Rifles, this weekend at Antietam National Battlefield to portray the 2nd Georgia Infantry and its defense of Burnside Bridge during a two-day living history program at the historic Maryland battlefield.
The volunteers, which included participants from as far away as Scotland and Kansas, [...]

Volunteers sought for Civil War exhibit

The National Park Service is seeking volunteers to staff the visitor center at a Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Exhibit and Visitor Center that is scheduled to open in September at Antietam National Battlefield’s Newcomer House.
No specific knowledge or skills are required to volunteer at the exhibit and visitor center, but a willingness [...]

60-acre property near battlefield approved for easement

A 60-acre property near Antietam National Battlefield has been approved for a conservation easement by Maryland’s Board of Public Works, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources said in a press release Wednesday.
The easement, part of the state’s Rural Legacy Program, will preserve the historically significant land, known as the Meyers Property, for future generations, the [...]

Descendants want Civil War soldiers’ burial site at Point Lookout marked

A battle has broken out over a federal memorial for Confederate soldiers who died at Point Lookout during the Civil War.

“Since last August, we’ve been trying to get the [U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs] to mark the mass-burial plot,” Jim Dunbar said.