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A House Divided: October 5, 2008 - October 11, 2008

Famed Guide Goes to Texas

Perhaps the best-known Civil War battlefield tour guide, Ed Bearss, will launch Navarro College's distinguished lecture series on Oct. 18 at the school's Corsicana, Tex., campus. Bearss, the National Park Service's chief historian emeritus, is famous for his remarkable memory...

By Linda Wheeler  | October 8, 2008; 8:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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A Modern Day Fight Over Re-enactment

The 18th annual Cedar Creek battle reenactment on Oct. 18 and 19 in Middletown, Va. will go on as scheduled, with an anticipated 5,000 soldiers and hundreds of horses fighting their way back and forth across the original battlefield. It...

By Linda Wheeler  | October 6, 2008; 4:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Longstreet in Tennessee

The Longstreet Society's Oct. 10-12 seminar in Knoxville is titled "In a Strange Country: Longstreet in Tennessee," and offers a weekend of speakers and tours. Included in the annual seminar are visits to Lt. Gen. James Longstreet's headquarters at Confederate...

By Linda Wheeler  | October 6, 2008; 4:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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About The Blogger

Updated 10/31/10 Linda Wheeler was first a photographer and then a reporter at The Washington Post for 35 years, retiring in 2003. In 1998, she turned her interest in local history and the Civil War into a column, “A House...

By Washington Post staff  | October 6, 2008; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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