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Lincoln Funeral Train Project

Gerald D. Swick | Published: September 04, 2014 at 4:09 pm
A replica of the locomotive and the special railroad car that carried Abraham Lincoln's body from Washington to Illinois for interment will retrace as much of the original route as possible, beginning April 21, 2015.

Last Call: Celebrity Soldier

Sarah Richardson | Published: July 29, 2014 at 12:43 pm
General Winfield Scott - military hero, political flop

'Our Good Frank's Patriotic Song'

Marc Leepson | Published: July 29, 2014 at 12:29 pm
Francis Scott Key, the Battle of Baltimore and 'The Star-Spangled Banner'

Table of Contents - October 2014 American History magazine

American History magazine | Published: July 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm
The October 2014 issue features stories on Francis Scott Key's patriotic song, Theresa Bernstein's art, Stonewall Jackson, Lady Bird's 1964 southern tour and the War of 1812.

Interview With Museum of the American Revolution Director R. Scott Stephenson

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 03, 2014 at 9:37 am
R. Scott Stephenson, director of interpretation and collections for the Museum of the American Revolution, looks toward the 2016 opening date.

Book Review: The Most Dangerous Man in America, by Mark Perry

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 02, 2014 at 12:56 pm
Mark Perry reexamines the life and career of General Douglas MacArthur, among the best known -- and controversial -- American military leaders.

MHQ Author Wins Distinguished Writing Award

Published: June 26, 2014 at 4:52 pm
Download a PDF of Tom Fleming's prize-winning story about George Washington at the Battle of Brooklyn!

2014 Spur Finalist: Donner Party Cannibalism

Kristin Johnson | Published: June 05, 2014 at 11:17 am
Did they or didn't they? The recent notion that America’s most infamous instance of humans eating humans is a myth does not stand up to scrutiny

In the Valley of Secrets

Peter Carlson | Published: June 02, 2014 at 3:14 pm
Virginia Mennonites helped Unionists escape the Confederacy on an underground railroad. Now their modern-day kin reveal the long hidden story

Here is Where: Penicillin Comes to Peoria

Andrew Carroll | Published: June 02, 2014 at 3:12 pm
Penicillin helped win World War II. Peoria made it possible.

Letters from Our Readers

American History magazine | Published: June 02, 2014 at 3:10 pm
Readers respond to our latest stories

Reviews: Great War Stories for Young Readers

American History | Published: June 02, 2014 at 3:08 pm
Great War stories for young readers

The First Minimum Wage

Christine M. Kreiser | Published: June 02, 2014 at 3:06 pm
Minimum wage

Table of Contents - August 2014 American History magazine

American History magazine | Published: June 02, 2014 at 3:00 pm
The August 2014 issue of American History magazine features articles on second-term presidents, President George Washington quelling protests against the federal liquor tax, a portfolio of Carleton Watkins' photographs of Yosemite, Jewish refugees denied entry to the United States in 1939 and Virginian Mennonites helping Unionists escape the Confederacy.

Arlington National Cemetery Observes Its 150th Anniversary

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 15, 2014 at 12:11 pm
See a list of guided tours and special events planned for the summer of 2014 at Arlington National Cemetery.

The Spirit of '74

Ray Raphael | Published: April 08, 2014 at 3:24 pm
Two years before the Declaration of Independence was written, thousands of militiamen put an end to British rule in Massachusetts
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