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Tweeting the Civil War: Rumors of an imminent invasion begin to circulate in Charleston and Montgomery

The Washington Post is tweeting the Civil War, in the words of the people who lived it -- from journals, letters, official records and newspapers of the day. Follow us. Twitter recap from week one: Showdown in Charleston Week two:...

By Mary Hadar  | March 11, 2011; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Disunion lobbyists important to secession movement

The last of the states to secede from the Union were lobbied by a small army of men who spread out across the upper South to preach the sermon of disunion to all who would listen. They came from those...

By Linda Wheeler  | March 10, 2011; 4:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Civil War soldiers to be honored in Living Legacy Tree Planting program

More than 100 miles of Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania roadway is about to get a little more green thanks to funding from the Commonwealth and a vision by Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership officials who created a program to honor...

By Jennifer Buske  | March 2, 2011; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Hear Lincoln’s first inaugural speech at U.S. Capitol

On Saturday at 10 a.m. at the U.S. Capitol visitor center, actor Sam Waterston will deliver Abraham Lincoln’s justifiably famous first inaugural speech during a re-enactment of the 16th President’s swearing-in. As with the original, which actually occurred a day...

By Linda Wheeler  | February 28, 2011; 2:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tweeting the Civil War: Assassination conspiracy against Lincoln is discovered

The Washington Post is tweeting the Civil War, in the words of the people who lived it -- from journals, letters, official records and newspapers of the day. Follow us. Twitter recap from week one: Showdown in Charleston Week two:...

By Mary Hadar  | February 25, 2011; 5:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Great drama at Virginia secession convention

A book with a rather ordinary, academic title—“Showdown in Virginia: The 1861 Convention and the Fate of the Union”—turns out to be a great read. Historians William W. Freehling and Craig M. Simpson researched the four volumes of official convention...

By Linda Wheeler  | February 23, 2011; 6:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Prestigious Lincoln Prize goes to Eric Foner, Linda Wheeler , February 10, 2011
One conference, three locations, Linda Wheeler , February 4, 2011
Day by day, the war in the South, Linda Wheeler , February 2, 2011
Free Civil War programs at National Archives, Linda Wheeler , February 2, 2011
Lee-Jackson Day in Virginia, Maryland, Linda Wheeler , January 13, 2011
New name, new logo for CWPT, Linda Wheeler , January 11, 2011
Lincoln vs. Jefferson conference in Charleston, Linda Wheeler , January 9, 2011
Message in bottle carries bad news, Linda Wheeler , December 30, 2010
Tweeting the War: South Carolina secedes, Mary Hadar , December 24, 2010
DNA may answer question of Booth's escape, Linda Wheeler , December 24, 2010
Diverse gift suggestions from Civil War sites, Linda Wheeler , December 22, 2010
New owner for Stonewall Jackson House, Linda Wheeler , December 13, 2010
Tweeting the War: Showdown in Charleston, Mary Hadar , December 10, 2010
Tweeting the War, Mary Hadar , December 9, 2010
The Civil War Flag Flap, Linda Wheeler , December 6, 2010
Tonight is one chance to see WV records exhibit, Linda Wheeler , December 6, 2010
Gift of fatal bullet given to museum, Linda Wheeler , December 3, 2010
Civil War graves found in Washington, D.C., park, Linda Wheeler , November 15, 2010
Ohio town honors forgotten Civil War soldier, Linda Wheeler , November 10, 2010
No fee at national battlefields on Thursday, Linda Wheeler , November 9, 2010
Lincoln Forum still has space, Linda Wheeler , November 7, 2010
Chat with Ed Ayers and Ken Burns, Linda Wheeler , November 7, 2010
National Archives opens 2nd Civil War show, Linda Wheeler , November 5, 2010
The hunt for a Virginia battlefield, Linda Wheeler , October 31, 2010
Major exhibit of little-known war artists, Linda Wheeler , October 26, 2010
Black bear replaces Colonel Reb, Linda Wheeler , October 15, 2010
McPherson to testify against Wal-Mart site, Linda Wheeler , October 14, 2010
 
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