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Gettysburg at 150

I attended The Future of Civil War History conference recently at Gettysburg. One outstanding element of the conference involved a series of field experiences, two-hour plus morning tours with various experts covering topics like battlefield rehabilitation or the fighting in

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What a strange power there is in clothing. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

The month of September was a blur. Here in the north-central part of Maryland, we were consumed by Civil War Sesquicentennial events.  There were all manner of activities and commemorations relating to the actions 150 years ago leading up to

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DHF Presents “Why The Civil War Mattered” With Stephen Hahn

From the Delaware Humanities Forum: The Delaware Humanities Forum’s Joseph P. DelTufo Annual Lecture will be held Thursday, October 18, at the Delaware Historical Society.  Dr. Stephen Hahn, Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania,

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Empire State in Civil War Exhibitat New York State Museum

From the New York State Museum: An Irrepressible Conflict: The Empire State in the Civil War opened on September 22, at the New York State Museum to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.  The 7,000 square-foot exhibition focuses on

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Mid-Winter Lecture Series at Gettysburg National Military Park

(From nps.gov) To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the National Park Service free winter lecture series in 2012 will explore events and personalities that figured prominently in 1862, and also return to the popular “Perspectives on the Gettysburg

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The Commemorations of 2011 … and 1976

On April 12, the anniversary of the firing on Fort Sumter came alive with the blasting of email promotions, Twitter messages, and Facebook postings to call our attention to the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War.  Although most of the military

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