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Effort Underway To Buy And Preserve Gen. Lee’s Headquarters In Gettysburg

The Civil War Trust said Tuesday it’s already raised much of the money needed to buy and improve the four-acre location west of town.

07/01/2014

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Best Destinations For The Wine Lover’s Vacation

While Napa Valley deserves to be mentioned on any short list of the country’s top wine destinations, there are several other destinations nationwide that are worthy of merit.

06/10/2014

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Explore The South: Sights To Behold In America’s Southern Region

Featuring many of America’s oldest cities, superb food, refined beauty and world famous attractions, the South has something to offer for all walks of life.

05/13/2014

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New Book Takes Look At Role Of African-American Troops In Little-Known Battle During Civil War

Milliken’s Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory takes a look at a Civil War battle where African-American troops, some fresh from slavery, were in the thick of things.

02/15/2014

(An Abraham Lincoln reënactor recites the Gettysburg Address at the National Constitution Center on the 150th anniversary of the famous speech.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Constitution Center Marks 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg Address

A reënactor dressed as Abraham Lincoln, right down to the stovepipe hat, addressed a small crowd of students and tourists from the steps of the Constitution Center’s cavernous lobby.

11/19/2013

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Thousands Expected For Gettysburg Address Event

Thousands of people are heading to a small town in southern Pennsylvania Tuesday to commemorate a speech that for 150 years has been a source of national identity.

11/18/2013

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‘Hospital Day’ At Philadelphia Museum Sheds Light On Civil War Soldier

The Mutter Museum at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War this weekend.

10/19/2013

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Cheltenham Commemorates 150th Anniversary Of Camp William Penn

Descendants of black soldiers who fought for the Union Army in the Civil War were in Cheltenham on Saturday sharing their stories during a commemoration to mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of Camp William Penn.

09/21/2013

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Top 5 Must-See Civil War Era Sites

Despite the fact that no battles were fought in New York, its contribution to the Civil War effort was vast and far reaching.

07/08/2013

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2nd Re-Enactment Of Battle Of Gettysburg Begins

The Battle of Gettysburg is underway for the second time in a week and tourists are converging in droves even if the outcome of the Civil War’s pivotal encounter has been known for 150 years.

07/04/2013

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Who ‘Dies’ Is Tough Decision At Gettysburg

You’re a Civil War re-enactor carrying an authentic musket, out on the field with your history-buff buddies making a charge under withering enemy fire. It’s great fun except for one thing: Someone’s going to have to “die.”

07/04/2013

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Independence National Historical Park Unveils Latest Earn And Learn Trading Card

Independence National Historical Park unveiled its latest earn and learn trading card. The program is designed to help kids connect with the faces, places and stories represented in the park.

06/01/2013

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Ceremony Held At Christ Church To Honor Civil War Hero

A ceremony was held at historic Christ Church Burial Ground in Old City to honor a Philadelphia native who was killed in action near the end of the Civil War.

05/27/2013

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Gettysburg Readies For 150th Anniversary Of Battle

The commemoration of this year’s milestone anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg will include amenities that soldiers would have relished 150 years ago.

05/26/2013

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Montgomery County Town To Rename Fields On Memorial Day In Honor Of Veterans

Memorial Day will be marked in Cheltenham Township Monday at 10:30 a.m. with a ceremony remembering veterans dating back to the Civil War and the renaming of some township fields for those who answered our country’s call in its time of need.

05/26/2013

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