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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 ...
(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 ...

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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 ...
Knoxville Civil War Roundtable: One of the country's most distinguished Civil War historians, James I. Robertson will address “The Turning Point of the Civil War.” For 150 years historians have argued over the point at which Confederate prospects for victory reached a high water mark. Was it Antietam?
On Saturday, April 7, history enthusiasts, community leaders, and preservationists will team up with the Civil War Trust at more than 130 historic sites in 30 states to participate in the 22nd annual Park Day. Since its inception in 1996, Park Day has attracted volunteers of all ages and abilities bound by their ...
Echoes of the past are rising from the ground beneath Germantown Presbyterian Church as it renovates for the future. Civil War-era artifacts, unearthed as part of a $5.2 million renovation and restoration, are helping Bo Cotten enhance his senior project on Civil War history at Houston High School. Cotten ...
Historic Rocky Springs Chapel Inc. is dedicated to using living history programs to accurately educate the public on Christian practices and the impact of faith on American society during The War Between The States. The wearing of Civil War period attire to the church service is encouraged but not required.
The smell of gunpowder will once again drift across the fields of the Felicianas when the 27th Annual Battle of Jackson Crossroads Civil War Reenactment takes place April 21-22. The event will be held on fields on La. 68 in Jackson, not far from the original battle site. The gates will open at 9 a.m. April 21 ...
This March is the seventh anniversary of the beginning of the Syrian civil war. Since then, some 400,000 have been killed, and over 5.5 million refugees have streamed out of Syria; millions more have lost their homes. Over a million Syrian refugees live in Jordan, thousands of them in sprawling refugee ...
For those just tuning into politics, please note the United States fought an American Civil War between 1861 and 1865. Back then, the economy of our southern States was based on the slave labor of Africans forced here to do the agricultural heavy lifting. The economy of the Northern States was based on mostly Caucasian, ...
The deteriorating Civil War statue in Patchogue has been shipped off to a conservation laboratory in Ohio, where it will be restored, village officials said. The monument, depicting a soldier gripping a long rifle, was hauled away to the McKay Lodge Art Conservation Laboratory in Oberlin last week before a ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A small group of protesters picketed in downtown Providence Wednesday to bring attention to a recent Senate vote involving the war in Yemen. Some of the protesters accuse U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Sen. Jack Reed of failing to take appropriate action to try and stop a ...
Part of his research for Rivers included reading the personal accounts of people who lived in liminal spaces during the Civil War. In one source— the diary of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, resident Lizzie Hardin, an avowed Confederate sympathizer living in what was at the time a Unionist stronghold—he found ...
On Park Day 2017, volunteers remove part of a stump from a creek at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. CIVIL WAR TRUST. The Civil War Trust is seeking volunteers to help maintain and restore number historic sites as part of the annual Park Day. On April 7, thousands of volunteers around the ...
PEORIA — One of the earliest Civil War monuments in the state is on its way to being restored in a new location — perhaps within this calendar year. The Peoria County memorial, approved in September 1865 and dedicated in October 1866 before a crowd of 30,000 on the grounds of the current county ...
When you visit Pickett's Mill Battlefield, you'll experience one of the most well-preserved Civil War sites in the country. Visitors will love watching the many demonstrations and will see living historians carrying out tasks of daily life in the mid-1800s. From historical reenactments in and around the mid-1800s ...
Power. Ambition. Jealousy. The same things that fuel deadly clashes in humans can also tear apart chimpanzees, our closest animal relatives, according to a new study. In the early 1970s, primatologist Jane Goodall and colleagues studying chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, Tanzania, watched as a ...
The farm is 248 years old and has many ties to the Civil War. It stood through the passage of armies during three Shenandoah Valley campaigns: Confederate General Stonewall Jackson's 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Confederate General Jubal Early's 1864 Maryland Campaign, and Union ...
The trio of cozy townhouses in an 1868 post Civil War-era building in Millvale, sits high above the town. From the window, you can see for miles. Tusick & Associates Architects recently completed renovations on the three residences at 520-524 Stanton Ave., which are for sale in the $219,000 range.
Are the keys to the finale of the two-part saga that Avengers: Infinity War kicks off next month buried somewhere in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's past? Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo seem to be inviting fans to start thinking along those lines for the second installment. As part of Empire ...
Ralph Staples, Joel Quinn, Marion Campbell and Gerald Rouse talk outside Ebenezer Baptist Church on First Street in the City of Newburgh. Some of the church's congregants are upset with the way the Rev. Bruce Davis has been running the church. [ALLYSE PULLIAM/FOR THE TIMES ...
Syrian refugees wait outside their shelters in late January at Zaatari camp near Mafraq, Jordan. The U.S. has a responsibility to help Jordan and stop the war in Syria, human rights advocate Kerry Kennedy said in a meeting with Nobel laureates. (Credit: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters via CNS.) ...
Dennis Parada has been searching for the Civil War treasure for decades. On the Finders Keepers website, he claims that in 2004 he found a trove of artifacts from the Civil War period at the Dents Run site, including knives, tin cans, animal traps, human and animal bones, and traces of a fire pit.
Members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War march to the grave site of Gen. William T. Sherman on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at a ceremony honoring the Civil War Union general, who is buried at Calvary Cemetery. The group tries to do this ceremony annually near the date of Sherman's death, ...
The collapse of Eastern Ghouta solidifies Mr Al Assad's rule: at no point in the civil war has he looked more powerful than he does today. This is why it would be a mistake to regard the deal he struck with the rebels to allow them passage to Idlib as the beginning of the end of his aggression. In reality, it is a ...
The 76 years between the United States' signature military conflicts — the Civil War and World War II — proved vital as far as resurrecting The Citadel and its coming of age as the institution people would recognize today. And it almost didn't happen, given the headwinds of political antagonism, dire poverty, ...
American Civil War veteran Samuel Napoleon Hundley (1846-1932) came to Kauai in 1878 to set up Kauai's first sugar diffusion mill for Col. Zephaniah Spalding's Makee Sugar Co. in Kealia, whereby sugar is extracted by repeated hot water washings of sugarcane that has been cut into small pieces.
Vicksburg held great strategic importance for both sides in the Civil War. Situated on the Mississippi River, the city was one of the last Confederate bastions on the vital waterway and a link to rebel states on the other side of the river. If Grant's forces captured it, that tie would be severed, the Union would ...
University of Notre Dame PressMore than 40 civil wars have been waged in postcolonial Africa. Some never end. Others—Libya, South Sudan—restart after brief lulls. The results are devastating: crumpled infrastructure, blighted agriculture, declining investment, increasing misery. Populations have been ...
THE ISSUE: The military and humanitarian crisis in Syria continues and is growing more complicated every day. The conflict includes a wide array of actors, each of which have different and often conflicting incentives and priorities in the region. As it becomes increasingly clear that the Bashar Assad regime ...
Before they gained glory — or infamy — on the battlefields of the Civil War, some famous soldiers spent time in the Yakima Valley. ... The first of the prominent Civil War figures to arrive here was McClellan, who was a captain at the time and conducting a surveying expedition to determine the future routes ...
Avengers: Infinity War will feature an action sequence that will make Captain America: Civil War's airport battle seem like a stroll in the park. In case you need reminding, Civil War's huge set piece saw Team Iron Man go up against Team Captain America and it was incredible.
@RepDuBois/TwitterHere's a twist on the debate over public monuments to problematic figures like Confederate leaders: A Massachusetts state lawmaker wants to censor references to a man who scored Civil War era wins against the Confederacy. Her reasoning? That man's name is Joseph Hooker.


 

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