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Town Near Antietam Finally Joins Civil War Tourism Program

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

04/17/2015

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City Of Frederick Recreates End-of-Civil War Celebration

The city of Frederick is lighting up its downtown with torches and candles to recreate an event marking the end of the Civil War 150 years ago.

04/10/2015

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Civil War Battlefields Ringing Bells To Mark Lee’s Surrender

Two Civil War battlefields in Maryland are ringing bells to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender.

04/09/2015

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Restoration Work On Burnside Bridge Could Start In Summer

Work to restore one of the most well-known bridges from the Civil War and a popular tourist attraction could begin as early as this summer, giving Burnside Bridge its first major restoration work since the 1950s.

04/05/2015

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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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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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