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Sandy on August 22nd, 2011

Rose O’Neal Greenhow a wealthy widow who lived in Washington at the outbreak of the Cival War was a renowned Confederate spy. As a leader in Washington, D.C. society during the period to prior the American Civil War, she traveled in important political circles cultivating  friendships and  using her connections to pass along key military information to the Confederacy at the […]

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“At 4:30 a.m. on April 12, 1861, a single mortar round was fired on Fort Sumter, S.C., and the Civil War began. By the time it ended in 1865, approximately 620,000 soldiers’ lives had been lost, and America had changed in profound, immutable ways. One hundred and fifty years later, we’re still examining why.” – […]

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Sandy on March 25th, 2011

In a desperate attempt to break out of St Petersburg, Virginia, one hundred and forty-six years ago today, Confederate General Robert E. Lee made Fort Stedman his last attack of the Civil War. The attack failed, and within a week Lee was evacuating his positions around Petersburg. Petersburg had been under siege by the Army […]

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A new Civil Wars Trails guide has been developed by the North Carolina Division of Tourism designed to enhance the travel experience for this year’s 150th anniversary observance of the Civil War. The maps follow the war from Roanoke Island to Robinsville with markers at 232 sites in 78 counties. Historic moments are illustrated with […]

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As we remember the 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War (1861-1865), you can explore the history of the conflict and your ancestors’ role in it in ways they (and maybe you) would never have imagined. It’s also known as the War Between the States. Today you can look up the name […]

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