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A House Divided: August 15, 2010 - August 21, 2010

Conservation Corps leader to be buried Thursday

Budge Weidman, who led the all-volunteer Civil War Conservation Corps at the National Archives, died July 16 and will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday. Weidman headed the group from its inception in 1994 until her retirement due...

By Linda Wheeler  |  August 19, 2010; 8:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Prisoner artifacts found at Confederate site

Recent excavations at a little-studied prisoner-of-war camp in southeast Georgia by a team from Georgia Southern University reveal how the simplest of personal items were treasured in a place filled with under-fed and poorly clothed men who were more likely...

By Linda Wheeler  |  August 18, 2010; 3:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Congressional Cemetery nominated as landmark

A little-known historic cemetery in Washington D.C. that has many Civil War connections may finally get the recognition it deserves. On Nov. 2-4, an advisory board to the Landmarks Committee of the National Park System will meet in Washington to...

By Linda Wheeler  |  August 17, 2010; 5:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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