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Federal Researchers Use Sonar Technology to Map Civil War, World War...

NORFOLK (AP).- World War II shipwrecks off North Carolina and Civil War shipwrecks in Virginia are being analyzed with sonar technology so sophisticated that the public could one day view near photographic images in detail even better than diving at s...

From Romance to Rifles: Winslow Homer’s Illustrations of 19th-Century America at...

DAYTON, OH.- Winslow Homer is best known as a great American painter, but he was also a prolific and expert wood engraver. Most of Homer’s engravings were published in Harper's Weekly where Homer worked as a freelance illustrator between 1857 and ...

Workers Rotate Confederate Sub Upright for First Time in Almost 150...

NORTH CHARLESTON (AP).- The first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship is upright for the first time in almost 150 years, revealing a side of its hull not seen since it sank off the South Carolina coast during the Civil War. Workers at a conse...

Original Emancipation Proclamation Displayed at The Henry Ford Museum in Michigan

DEARBORN, MI.- In a special two-day, once-in-a-lifetime event, The Henry Ford is displaying the original Emancipation Proclamation in the Discovering the Civil War exhibit on display in Henry Ford Museum. The museum will remain open around the clock un...

Maryland Hometown Honors Abolitionist Frederick Douglass After Years of Debate

EASTON, MD. (AP).- After years of struggle by local residents, famed 19th century abolitionist Frederick Douglass will finally be honored with a statue beside his Maryland hometown courthouse — a place that has long maintained a monument to local ...

Smithsonian Recounts Balloon Flights of Civil War

By: Brett Zongker, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP).- The National Air and Space Museum will re-create a key moment in the nation's first attempt at an air force during the Civil War 150 years ago — decades before the first airplane flight. In Jun...

International Center of Photography Presents Exhibition by Photojournalist Ruth Gruber

NEW YORK, NY.- International Center of Photography presents an exhibition of Ruth Gruber, on view from May 20th through August 28th, 2011. Ruth Gruber, Photojournalist celebrates the remarkable life, vision, and heroic tenacity of a twentieth-century p...

New York Honors First Union Officer Killed in Civil War with...

MECHANICVILLE, NY (AP).- Col. Elmer Ellsworth and James Jackson died within feet of one another, yet the perspectives reflected in historical markers to the two men are as far apart as the 333 miles separating one tribute from the other. Ellsworth's mo...

Maryland’s Taney House Mounts Slavery Exhibit

FREDERICK, MD. (AP) .- A museum exhibit about slavery in Frederick County is as notable for its location as its subject matter. It's in the former Frederick home of Roger Brooke Taney. Taney was the Supreme Court chief justice who wrote the Dred Scott ...

National Postal Museum Acquires Rare Confederate Printing Plate from the Franklin...

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum has acquired from The Franklin Institute a Confederate postage-stamp printing plate that was confiscated during the Civil War. The printing plate contains 400 5-cent Jefferson Davis stamp ...

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