Brookline eyes new home for Civil War memorial

Town officials are developing plans for a new home for Brookline’s Civil War memorial, which will move the 19th-century tribute from a leaking outdoor concrete box to a display inside the Town Hall’s lobby.
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Lanesborough revisits Civil War

It’s been 150 years since the first shots that started the Civil War were fired, but its history and effects are just as gripping and relevant today.
“The causes of the Civil War are still with us: states’ rights versus federal rights, racism, the role of the president in times of war, violent disagreements between people [...]

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.

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North Shore to mark Civil War anniversary

Samuel Brown wasn’t so different from the young people who go to war today, willing to put their lives on hold and risk everything for their country. A Bowdoin graduate, he was soon made captain and on Sept. 17, 1862, led his Massachusetts regiment in the bloodiest day of battle in American history.
The men who [...]

Armory’s value rose as Civil War began

The Springfield Armory acquired a new importance as the Civil War broke out. One by one, the Southern states had seceded, beginning with South Carolina on Dec. 20, 1860. As they did so, they confiscated the federal property within their borders, including forts and arsenals. The confiscations provided the South with a massive windfall of [...]

W-H students learn about ‘Lincoln and the Law’

A dozen students from Whitman-Hanson Regional High School were given a rare opportunity to hear from two of America’s leading scholars on Lincoln’s view of the law.
The third annual James Otis Lecture was recently held in the chamber of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
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Civil War expo in Wrentham Oct. 23-24

Wrentham Antiques Marketplace, 513 South St, Rt 1A in Wrentham will host a Living History Civil War Expo on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 24 from noon to 5 p.m.
The event will include Confederate as well as Union Soldiers in period dress, a Sutlery, and Blackthorne’s Tavern.
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Watertown Historical Society to honor Lt. George Eaton Priest

Historical Society of Watertown, the Civil War Round Table of Greater Boston and the Massachusetts Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission invite the public to attend the rededication ceremony of the Lt. George Eaton Priest gravesite Sunday, Sept. 19, at 11 a.m., at Ridgelawn Cemetery, junction of Highland Avenue and Stuart Street, Watertown. Priest’s great-grandson will attend.
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‘Battle of Brimfield’ to feature replica of Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley

Everyone knows which side won the American Civil War and even who was victorious in individual battles that are sometimes portrayed at re-enactments.
But there will be a bit of mystery at this year’s installment of “The Battle of Brimfield,” because there will be a replica of The Hunley, a Confederate ship that is credited with [...]

Natick Civil War monument to be repaired

Repairs to the Civil War Monument are set to begin soon, after selectmen approved a $16,600 contract last week to seal cracks in the obelisk on Natick Common that dates back to 1867.
The contract was awarded to Dario Fiorentini, which was the second lowest bidder. Town Procurement Officer Christopher Bradley said the company with the [...]