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Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 02/ 2/2011

Free Civil War programs at National Archives

By Linda Wheeler

The National Archives has put together for February an impressive array of free programs concerning the Civil War. They include a little known Winslow Homer image; a study of Washington, D.C., during Reconstruction; espionage during the war; a film on the remarkable rescue of the Confederate submarine, the CSS Hunley; and Ken Burns's landmark series, “The Civil War” that will be shown over three days.

Besides that, Archives staff will conduct workshops on the records of the emancipation in Washington, D.C., and ex-slave pensions. There is also a book club meeting on another D.C.-related topic, “Escape of the Pearl: The Heroic Bid for Freedom on the Underground Railroad,” by Mary Kay Hicks.

While at the Archives, check out the ongoing, terrific “Discovering the Civil War Part II, Consequences” that closes on April 17.

By Linda Wheeler  | February 2, 2011; 10:50 AM ET
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