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Mobile Gains CSS Alabama Cannon

Published: April 13, 2010 at 4:44 pm
Crewmen aboard CSS Alabama pose next to the same type of 32-pounder that was recovered from the ship's wreck site. Courtesy of the Museum of Mobile.The state of Alabama never saw the sloop CSS Alabama, which was built for the …

Students Campaign for James Ashely

Published: January 21, 2010 at 6:01 pm
Future Congressman James Ashley helped 24 slaves escape from bondage in Kentucky when he was 17.The Research History class at Washington High School is working to see that their favorite abolitionist gets a spot in the U.S. Capitol. For these …

Gettysburg Grows by 45 Acres: December/January 2010

Published: October 02, 2009 at 1:58 pm
Gettysburg residents Wayne and Susan Hill recently donated 45 acres to the Gettysburg Foundation. Located near the eastern base of Big Round Top at the southern end of the battlefield, the acreage encompasses an area where Union skirmishers maneuvered on …

New Missouri Park to Honor 1st Kansas Colored Infantry: October/November 2009

Published: October 01, 2009 at 1:49 pm
State officials as well as volunteers are working to establish a state park in an area of Bates County, Mo., where the 1st Kansas Colored Infantry skirmished with Confederate guerrillas in October 1862. The encounter is known today as the …

Ever Heard a Real Rebel Yell?: August/September 2009

Published: August 01, 2009 at 1:40 pm
Many Union soldiers wrote about the soul-chilling yells of attacking Confederates. Thanks to the Museum of the Confederacy, you can hear the real thing on a CD featuring the authentic yell as performed by two elderly Confederate veterans. The two …

Welcome Aboard USS Water Witch: June/July 2009

Published: June 01, 2009 at 1:22 pm
USS Water Witch is scheduled to be commissioned on April 4, 2009, at the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, Ga. That weekend also marks the first time the painstakingly replicated vessel will open to the public. "This is …

Key Third Winchester Site Saved: April/May 2009

Linda Wheeler | Published: April 01, 2009 at 1:10 pm
Third Winchester, the bloodiest battle to take place in the Shenandoah Valley, will likely draw more visitors than ever now that a larger portion of the battlefield is being preserved

They're Called Killing Grounds for a Reason: February/March 2009

Linda Wheeler | Published: February 27, 2009 at 3:11 pm
A 10-year study of the geomorphology of Civil War battlefields reveal connection between geological features and casualties.
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