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A House Divided: October 11, 2009 - October 17, 2009

Va. Side of White's Ford Slated For Park

We have good news from the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority on the preservation front. Park officials have announced plans to purchase a 275-acre farm on the Potomac River that includes the ford where the Army of Northern Virginia crossed...

By Linda Wheeler  |  October 17, 2009; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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John Brown Weekend

This weekend at Harpers Ferry is the commemoration of John Brown's raid of the federal arsenal there and what some historians contend was the real beginning of the Civil War. Brown's life mission was to end slavery. Although he failed...

By Linda Wheeler  |  October 16, 2009; 7:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Robert E. Lee Died Today, 1870

Retired president of Washington College and former Commander in Chief of Confederate Armies, Robert Edward Lee, died at 9: 30 a.m., on Oct. 12, 1870, at his home on the college campus. He had collapsed while at tea on Sept....

By Linda Wheeler  |  October 12, 2009; 1:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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