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National Civil War Medicine Museum Exec Director Resigns

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick is looking for a new executive director.

03/16/2015

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National Civil War Medicine Museum Exec. Director Resigns

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick is looking for a new executive director.

03/16/2015

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Town Near Antietam Finally Ready To Join Tourism Program

The western Maryland town that witnessed the bloodiest one-day battle of the Civil War is considering joining a state-sponsored tourism program it rejected 16 years ago.

03/06/2015

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Anacostia Museum Features Slave Family’s Story In Civil War

The Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum is opening a new exhibit exploring the struggles and achievements of one slave family in Maryland before and after the Civil War.

02/24/2015

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23,000 Candles Set Antietam Battlefield Aglow

Volunteers are lighting more than 23,000 candles across the rolling landscape of the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg.

12/13/2014

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Md. Battlefields Mark Emancipation Anniversary

The National Park Service is holding events at two Civil War battlefields to mark the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in Maryland.

11/01/2014

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Severed Arm Grabs Spotlight At Civil War Museum

A well-preserved human forearm that was once displayed near the Antietam National Battlefield as “The Arm of the Unknown Soldier” is now grabbing the Halloween spotlight at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

10/30/2014

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Park Service OKs Plan Targeting Battlefield Deer

The National Park Service is giving its approval to a plan that would have government sharpshooters kill more than 2,800 white-tailed deer at three Civil War battlefields in Maryland and Virginia over the next five years.

09/23/2014

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The Man Behind Gathland

Hikers, picnickers and history lovers all visit Gathland State Park for different reasons. But most know little about the man who built Gathland.

09/21/2014

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Western Md. Church Linked To Slavery, Civil War

A western Maryland church is inviting people to explore its historical connections to both slavery and the war that ended it.

09/14/2014

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National Park Service Eyes Antietam Battlefield Expansion Into W.Va.

The National Park Service says it wants to expand the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg to include about 500 acres in neighboring West Virginia where Civil War soldiers fought the Battle of Shepherdstown.

09/09/2014

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Agency Completes Shepherdstown Battlefield Study

The National Park Service has completed a study of the Shepherdstown Battlefield and related resources.

08/18/2014

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