Category Archives: News and Current Events (Civil War Related)

West Point 1964 Class & Others Seek A Washington Defenses National Park

West Point 1964 Class & Others Seek A Washington Defenses National Park (August 2014 Civil War News) WASHINGTON — The U.S. Military Academy Class of 1964 is urging Congress to take action on H.R. 4003, the Civil War Defenses of … Continue reading

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Florida National Guard Has Ceremony At Olustee Event

By Julio C. Zangroniz (April 2013 Civil War News) Maj. Gen. Emmett R. Titshaw digs an Olustee soil sample, one of four to be gathered at U.S. battlefields, with an aide.     (Julio C. Zangroniz) OLUSTEE, Fla. — The Florida National … Continue reading

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Spar Torpedo Reveals New Info About How Hunley Sank A Ship

By Scott C. Boyd (April 2013 Civil War News) The copper sleeve that held torpedo remains held onto spar by nut and bolt. Torn copper to their right shows how detonation of the  torpedo pushed the sleeve down on spar. … Continue reading

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150 years later, 2 Civil War sailors to be buried

The remains of two crew members of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor will be interned at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday. They probably will be the last Civil War sailors to be buried there. RICHMOND, Va. — A century … Continue reading

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Experts find new evidence in submarine mystery

FILE – The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sits in a conservation tank after a steel truss that had surrounded it was removed in this Jan. 12, 2012 file photo taken at a conservation lab in North NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) … Continue reading

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The 150-Year War

By TONY HORWITZ Published: October 30, 2010 MY attic office is walled with books on Lincoln and Lee, slavery and secession. John Brown glares from a daguerreotype on my desk. The Civil War is my sanctum — except when my … Continue reading

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3-D sonar provides new view of Civil War shipwreck

The remains of the only U.S. Navy ship sunk in the Gulf of Mexico during Civil War combat now can be seen in 3-D sonar images from the Gulf’s murky depths, revealing details such as a shell hole that may … Continue reading

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