Civil War

A town’s destruction and rebirth is commemorated

June 2, 2016

Ghost whispers seem to float on the air in and around Franklin County’s historic Chambersburg, Pa. They linger on the steps of the town’s courthouse, around its clock tower, town square, and stone quarry, and […]

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Four May festivals liven up spring in the Eastern Panhandle

May 7, 2016

Festivals celebrating history, wine, music, and art await spring travelers to Martinsburg, W.Va., about 90 minutes from the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore areas. Martinsburg’s annual Heritage Day celebrations have been expanded to cover two Fridays […]

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Discover New Market’s preserved battlefield treasures

March 17, 2016

When it comes to Civil War reenactments, New Market Battlefield State Historical Park is unique. Unlike battlefields in national parks, the engagement portrayed at New Market has, for decades, been conducted on the actual ground […]

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Civil War Trust commemorates Gettysburg Address

November 19, 2015

This week, Civil War Trust commemorates one of the most significant moments in American history. Following the Battle of Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln delivered “a few short remarks” at the dedication of a National Cemetery in […]