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Md. Counties Get Economic Boost From Gettysburg

Some Maryland businesses are reporting brisk business from tourists attending Civil War anniversary events in nearby Gettysburg, Pa.

07/05/2013

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Death Of Stonewall Jackson Remains A Mystery 150 Years Later

A hundred and fifty years ago Friday, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson died. But what killed him has been a subject of medical debate for a very long time.

05/10/2013

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Civil War Cannons Return To Williamsport

Three Civil War cannons are back in Williamsport following restoration. The cannons mounted on historically accurate carriages were taken by horse back to Doubleday Hill on Saturday.

05/05/2013

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Hagerstown Monument To Honor Black Civil War Vets

The city of Hagerstown says it will erect a monument to black Civil War veterans 90 years after white veterans of the war were similarly honored.

05/03/2013

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Western Md. City Marks Bloodless Civil War Event

The western Maryland city of Oakland is marking the 150th anniversary of a Civil War event notable in part for its lack of bloodshed.

04/25/2013

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Man Digs Up Live Civil War-Era Shell From Yard

J.D. Taylor Jr. was planting trees at his Sharpsburg home when he came upon a startling sight: a live Civil War-era shell.

04/12/2013

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Exhibit Explains B&O RR Link To W.Va. Statehood

An exhibit at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore explains how the railroad played a role in the establishment of West Virginia statehood during the Civil War.

04/04/2013

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State Help Eyed To Save Western Md. Civil War Site

The Maryland Historical Trust says an effort is under way to preserve a Civil War battle site near Cumberland.

04/01/2013

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Genealogist To Offer Tips On Civil War Research

For those who have ever wondered if their ancestors were war heroes or war prisoners, Debra Hoffman, professional genealogist, will provide the tools to uncover the stories of Civil War soldiers buried in family lines.

03/13/2013

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Colleges Theaters To Create New Civil War Plays

Four major universities are joining theater companies in Boston, Baltimore, Washington and Atlanta in a project to commission new plays, music and dance compositions about the Civil War and its lasting legacy 150 years later.

02/28/2013

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Website Chronicles Lives Of Blacks In Civil War

In May 1862, Robert Ford was captured by Confederate soldiers and sent to the officers’ jail in Richmond, Va., known as Libby Prison. A black resident of Frederick in his early 30s, Ford had been working as a teamster for the Union Army’s quartermaster.

02/22/2013

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Effort Underway To Bring Civil War Cannons Back

If Scott Bragunier has his way, cannon tubes that sat for more than a century on Doubleday Hill, a spot in Riverview Cemetery named for Union Gen. Abner Doubleday, will be returned to the same spot by spring.

01/22/2013

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