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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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Smithsonian Gathers Best Art Of Civil War Era

Paintings and photographs depicting the raw reality of the Civil War marked a major change in American art that tossed out romantic notions of war.

11/23/2012

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Library Plans Civil War Blog With Voices From Past

First-person accounts from the Civil War are being brought to life in a new blog that will feature the voices of Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant and others.

10/17/2012

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Beer Commemorating 150th Anniversary Of Civil War

The first of nine beers to commemorate the 150th Civil War anniversary — Antietam Ale — is now on tap.

10/14/2012

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Special Line Of Cigars In Md. Marks Civil War

Two Frederick brothers name premium cigars after Civil War icons.

10/08/2012

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Antietam Battlefield Restages 1862 Photo Exhibit

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is recreating Mathew Brady’s famous 1862 photographic exhibition documenting the Civil War’s Battle of Antietam.

10/05/2012

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Antietam 150th Prompts Reflection On Loss, Freedom

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson leads the lineup of speakers marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg.

09/17/2012

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Did Battle, And U.S. Future, Hang On Thread Of Fate?

From as far away as Minnesota, Colorado and Ohio they came, more than 30 members of the Bloss and Mitchell families who converged on the hallowed Civil War fighting grounds of rural Maryland.

09/16/2012

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Park Service Kicks Off Antietam Anniversary Events

The National Park Service is kicking off four days of events marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg.

09/14/2012

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Antietam Battle So Big, There Are 2 Re-Enactments

The Civil War Battle of Antietam was so big, they’re re-enacting it twice. And nearly 8,000 re-enactors had to make a choice: strictly regimented realism or bombastic spectacle?

09/13/2012

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