Civil War

Frederick, Md. rolls out the welcome mat

June 24, 2015

Less than 50 miles from Washington and Baltimore is the town of Frederick. Recently, on a lovely weekend day, I made the drive and was parked on Market Street in less than an hour. Drop […]

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On the Radio: VMI and the War Between the States

May 16, 2015

Federal News Radio’s Nicole Ogrysko speaks with Recreation News Editor Marvin Bond about interesting things to do in and near the nation’s capital. This week: a reenactment of the Civil War Battle of New Market, […]

Civil War

The last 10 days of the war: Richmond to Appomattox

March 16, 2015

If anything marked Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s demeanor in the spring of 1865, it was his determination to stretch Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army, which was entrenched around Petersburg, Va., to the breaking point. […]

Civil War

This spring, learn how the Civil War ended

March 1, 2015

The great national nightmare was coming to an end 150 years ago, but there’s probably a lot you don’t know about what happened in March and April of 1865. As we wind down our coverage […]