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MADERA, Calif. - Chris Jackson and Vicki Snowden-Jackson were not happy when they heard about the Civil War Ball their sixth-grade son would be attending in two years, at Ranchos Middle School. "No one is telling us why you have to have a ball, because that is a celebration," Snowden-Jackson said.
The new owners of the historic Matthews Foundry building in Martinsburg's historic industrial core aim to return the pre-Civil War stone structure to its former glory. Larry DeMarco ... Built in the early 20th century, the bridge, which was built atop a pre-Civil War stone bridge, has partially collapsed. But the old ...

The 9th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Regiment, a re-enactment group that portrays the Civil War soldiers who fought for the Union in the regiment of the same name, raised funds from within their membership to buy a marble grave marker commemorating Grider's military service and place it at his gravesite.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated April 14, 1865, his murder didn't make page one in any newspaper published in the region. Instead, there was “a lot of local news, a lot of op-eds [on the front pages]. There was a farm story on one of them,” says Traci Manning, ...
Kids from Jackson County and even a school from Charleston made the trip, to learn about the civil war. Re-enactors gave presentations and taught the kids about weapons, medicine, politics and culture during the civil war. The 17th Virginia Cavalry Company F organized the school day and all the events ...
You can watch Captain America: Civil War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Doctor Strange right now. Netflix is also home to many Marvel TV shows if you want to watch more grounded heroes like Jessica Jones, Daredevil and Luke Cage. Don't bother with Iron Fist. Since you're reading this, let's give ...

In the civil war now being waged in this country, the combatants are not the blue and the gray of old. It's the White House versus the blue states. And the weapons aren't cannon balls but rather the threatened withholding of federal money from “sanctuary” cities and states, the plan for the next census that ...
According to the book They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the American Civil War, by historians DeAnne Blanton and Lauren Cook Wike, “Cross-dressing female heroines, both fictional and real, were a standard commodity in popular culture. In fact, military and sailor women were celebrated in ...
On Saturday, I drove to a Civil War museum in White Settlement. Which only sounds like a punch line. Wanted to see up-close the Texas Civil War Museum, for now the possible home of Dallas' Alexander Phimister Proctor's 1935 statue Robert E. Lee and Young Soldier that overlooked Turtle Creek ...
Springfest Saturday in Southern Pines; get Civil War documents scanned ... The Moore County Historical Association, the N.C. State Archives and the Rufus Barringer Civil War Round Table will be offering the opportunity to have personal documents and photographs preserved at no charge, if you are in ...
Some parents say an upcoming Civil War Ball at Ranchos Middle School is culturally insensitive, and are asking Golden Valley Unified School District to reconsider the event. The dance, slated for this Friday, has been held for the past eight years as a way for eighth-grade students at the Madera County ...
Civil War is all payoff (although one suspects that Infinity War will be even MOAR MOAR MOAR payoff), but there is so much to cover. Tony's moping about his parents' car crash death – so long a character detail – has a brutal resolution that directly affects Cap and Bucky. Cap's acknowledgement that he ...
John Hawkins has written a cautionary piece for Townhall.com titled “7 Forces Driving America Toward Civil War.” Those forces — upon which he elaborates — are: A Post-Constitutional Era; Tribalism; Federal Government Too Powerful; Moral Decline; The Debt; Lack Of A Shared Culture; Gun Grabbing.
His first novel, “Cold Mountain,” was a monumental Civil War tale and won the National Book Award. He followed that with “Thirteen Moons,” a century-spanning novel set in the Cherokee country of the Blue Ridge Mountains. After visiting the 1960s in his third novel, “Nightwoods,” Frazer has returned to ...
CHECOTAH — Music doesn't immediately come to mind when one thinks about the Civil War. However, Adam Lynn, director of the Honey Springs Battlefield Historic Site Visitor Center, tries to make that a foremost part of one's thoughts when he puts on a 19th Century/Civil War Instrument Educational ...
Let's talk about the Syrian civil war and how it has become the potential for a international proxy war. Unsurprisingly, there is a great deal of confusion about how the Syrian civil war even started. In 2011, Bashar Al-Assad, President of Syria, responded to Arab Spring protests by killing and imprisoning ...
Charles V. Park Library's auditorium filled with applause as renowned historian and former President of the University of Richmond Edward Ayers took the stage. Ayers spoke about his book "The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and the Emancipation in the Heart of America" on April 20. "I wrote the ...

The first two Marvel films from the Russo Brothers have been movies that electrify out the gate only to fade a bit on repeat viewings. The diminishing returns are particularly apparent in Captain America: Civil War, a movie that tries to do a lot, but its ambitions are always questionable, aiming for a bigger ...
Dressed as a Civil War hospital laundress, Susan Trisler along with Harold Trisler watch as the May family, from left, Jeremy, Warren, 3, Bailey, 2, infant Maddox and Sarah, try their hand at how it was to wash clothes during the Civil War era Saturday, April 21, 2018, during the Civil War-era Union hospital ...
Southeastern Louisiana University history Professor Samuel Hyde Jr.'s topic is "The Steamy Side of War: Brothels, Sexual Violence, and the Implications of Civil War Criminal Behavior." And Terry Jones, professor emeritus at the University of Louisiana-Monroe, will talk about the Louisiana Tigers — a ...
Coleman is using that position to look for a new way to tell the story of the Civil War, a conflict so easy to render in stereotypes. With a major expansion of the museum underway, her goal is to show the conflict from multiple points of view — not just North and South, but through the eyes of women, Native ...
CECIL COUNTY — There were no Civil War battles fought on Cecil or Harford County soil, though there will occasionally be a confused soul who looks for where the Battle of Perryville occurred when they first cross the Susquehanna into Cecil County. The Battle of Perryville, Oct. 8, 1862, was actually ...
The cannons were quiet this time but there was fire and smoke anyway at the Manassas National Battlefield Park during a prescribed burn intended to maintain the look of the area as Civil War soldiers would have known it. The National Park Service says it waited for ideal weather conditions to spark the ...
By Rabie Damaj. BEIRUT. Friends and relatives of people who went missing during Lebanon's civil war (1975-1991) are calling for a boycott of upcoming parliamentary polls unless candidates first pledge to adopt legislation aimed at finding their lost loved ones. Dozens of people staged a march in Beirut ...
ABINGTON, Pa. — Penn State Abington students enrolled in a public history course have organized a daylong exploration of the role nearby Cheltenham Township played in the Civil War. This event aims to educate and unite a community through the power of history and understanding the importance all ...
Defense Secretary James Mattis said Thursday that although the U.S. strategy in Syria is to defeat ISIS and “not engage in the civil war itself,” some things, like the use of chemical weapons, are “simply inexcusable beyond the pale” and “in the worst interest… of civilization itself.” ...
The two-day re-enactment, which was scheduled for April 28-29, was cancelled after Neshaminy State Park officials raised concerns about alcohol usage and after-hours park use during the event. The annual Civil War Re-enactment at Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem has been canceled this year.
Government accusations that Machar and the SPLA-IO were planning a coup resulted in the start of the civil war on 15 December 2013. After new fighting erupted in the capital Juba in July 2016 and Machar fled the country, Taban Deng Gai was instated as the new first vice president. Some members of the ...
After a chemical attack in Syria on Saturday that killed dozens and is suspected to have been launched by the Assad government, President Trump is warning that the United States may strike back. These books will get you up to speed on the seven-year war and highlight those most affected: the country's ...
HAMDEN — Quinnipiac University's Great Hunger Museum is showing a new perspective of the American Civil War with a number of first-hand depictions of Irish people's involvement. The museum launched a new exhibit Thursday, “Making America: The Irish in the Civil War Era,” a collection of original ...
Over the next year, a civil war with hundreds of factions formed in rebellion. KELLY: In August of 2012, President Obama said he would change his approach to Syria's war if chemical weapons came into play. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING). BARACK OBAMA: We have communicated in no ...
Residents in Chesterfield discovered Tuesday what appears to be a Civil War-era cannonball in the woods behind a house. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The Chesterfield Police Department and Virginia State Police investigated the discovery on Beulah Road through early afternoon. There's no confirmation ...
(CNN) -- Here's some background information about the civil war that took place in Libya in 2011. Timeline:February 16, 2011 - Police crack down on protesters as anti-government demonstrations take place in Benghazi. Within days, the protests spread to Tripoli and more than 200 people are killed amid ...
Apparently participants on both sides of the English Civil War were extremely concerned about the prospect of women dressing as men and going into battle. (Or following the army as well disguised sex workers.) And a few women actually did it. The Guardian draws attention to the work of historian Mark ...
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - Police in Chesterfield County are investigating after a family discovered what appears to be a Civil War cannonball in their yard Tuesday afternoon. Chesterfield Police along with Virginia State Police responded to the home, located in the 4400 block of Beulah Road ...
Late in the evening on November 8, 2016, The New York Times newsroom was being whipsawed. Donald Trump, to the utter shock and horror of the coastal establishment, was winning. Reporters and editors were in overdrive, tearing up one historic front page for another. The story that America's paper of ...
John S. Mosby, who served as a cavalry commander for the Confederacy during the Civil War and later went on to serve as a U.S. consul to Hong Kong. Contributed ... Civil War historian and author Michael K. Shaffer will return to his hometown roots of Bristol next week to speak at the Bristol Train Station.
In the summer of 1642, on the eve of the English civil war, the plight of a soldier in the army of Charles I was described in a pamphlet. The soldier was exposed as a woman called Nan Ball, “a poor loving wench … taken in man's cloathes, waiting upon her beloved Lieutenant”. The lieutenant was sacked ...
SEAN HANNITY (HOST): This country is headed towards a civil war in terms of two sides that are just hating each other and if Robert Mueller wants, there's a big red button in the middle of the table. And if Robert Mueller is so pompous and so arrogant and so power hungry and so corrupt that he's going to ...
The Civil War Trust is seeking volunteers to help maintain local battlefields and historic sites on Saturday as part of its 22nd annual “Park Day.” According to the organization, almost 6,000 people attended last year's nationwide cleaning, restoration and preservation effort. This year, the clean-up includes 20 ...
New museum exhibit in Appomattox explores Civil War's effects on ordinary locals ... Stephanie Arduini (right) and Maddie Wood (center) position a historic photograph during the installation of a new exhibit at the American Civil War Museum in Appomattox on Monday, April 2, 2018 in Appomattox, Va.
Stephanie Arduini (right) and Maddie Wood (center) position a historic photograph during the installation of a new exhibit at the American Civil War Museum in Appomattox on Monday, April 2, 2018 in Appomattox, Va. Jay Westcott/The News & Advance. LNA 04032018 Civil War Museum 02.JPG. Buy Now.
The civil war in Syria started in March 2011 and continues over seven years later. The conflict involves not only the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad, but also Syrian opposition fighters, Turkey, Kurdish elements, Iran and its proxy Hezbollah, Israel, Russia, the United States, remnants of the so-called ...
The University of South Alabama's Department of Communication will premiere a film based on the book Journey to the Wilderness: War, Memory and a Southern Family's Civil War Letter written by the USA writer in residence Frye Gaillard. The film is scheduled to premiere on Thursday April 5 at 6 p.m. in ...
The "Four-Year War" from 1974–1978, as Goodall later described it, represents the only civil war ever observed in wild chimpanzees. Her newly digitized field notes enabled researchers to take a closer look at the seeds of the conflict, which are reported in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.
The optimistic protests had yet to descend into a vicious civil war. The Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta — where Douma is — had not become "hell on Earth,” and hundreds of thousands had yet to die in violence that has driven millions from their homes. “I just want my love to be with me even if he's ...
Farner believes Arlington County has a rich Civil War history that most people don't think about. That's why the visitor's center at the park is important: Now, visitors can learn more about the community's role in the Civil War. The fort was named after Charles Ferguson Smith, who served as commandant of ...
Painful divisions are being thrust to the forefront of people's minds in Spain, as politicians in Catalonia push for the region to secede. During the Spanish Civil War, the Catalan capital, Barcelona, was a stronghold of anti-fascist republican groups. Tens of thousands died in fierce fighting with troops loyal to ...
We may never know how many, but we do know that one local man became one of the last surviving veterans of the American Civil War. James Rooney was born in Toronto on Halloween in 1844. The family moved to Sarnia Township 10 years later, settling on Lot 7, Concession 6. At age 17, lured by the ...
In April 1868, Virginia produced a new constitution as part of its efforts to be readmitted to the Union after the Civil War. The document was drafted by a group of 104 delegates elected from around the state, including 24 black men. Many of those black delegates had been born into slavery, and now they were convening in ...


 

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