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Civil War tour created by Ken Burns headed to Prince William County

A Civil War related tour created by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns will be headed to Prince William County come spring, Prince William-Manassas Convention and Visitors Bureau officials said Thursday.

By Jennifer Buske  | January 28, 2011; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  150th anniversary, Battlefields, News  | Tags:  Ken Burns, Manassas National Battlefield Park  
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Gift of fatal bullet given to museum

During the Battle of Franklin, Tenn, CSA Captain Theodrick “Tod” Carter saw his family home just up the road and is reported to have called to his men, “Follow me boys, I’m almost home.” Before he got there, nine bullets...

By Linda Wheeler  | December 3, 2010; 6:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Battlefields, Exhibits, News  | Tags:  Battle of Franklin, Carter House museum  
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No fee at national battlefields on Thursday

In honor of Veterans Day on Thursday, the National Park Service is waiving the entrance fee at all its battlefield parks and Civil War sites. Only a few charge a fee but the ones that do are among the most...

By Linda Wheeler  | November 9, 2010; 2:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Battlefields, News  
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Fifty veterans rally in support of Gettysburg casino

The decision as to which of four locations will get a coveted Pennsylvania state gambling license is still at least six weeks away but the one proposed for Gettysburg continues to be hotly debated.

By Linda Wheeler  | October 19, 2010; 4:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Battlefields, News  
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McPherson to testify against Wal-Mart site

James McPherson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one of the top Civil War historians in the country, has agreed to testify as a volunteer expert for the plaintiffs seeking to prevent Wal-Mart from building on the Wilderness battlefield.

By Linda Wheeler  | October 14, 2010; 3:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Battlefields, News  | Tags:  Wilderness Battlefield  
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