US Civil War
January 1st, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the first document that put the US government in official opposition to slavery.
Gettysburg is a magnet for Civil War buffs the year round. But this week it’s an ideal fall getaway.
This week, Civil War buffs will be observing a reënactment of the most significant naval battle in US waters -– the clash between the “Monitor” and the “Merrimack,” on the Chesapeake Bay.
It’s 150 years ago this week since the first shots were fired in America’s bloodiest war ever. Here are some nearby but little known Civil War getaway possibilities within a few hours of Philadelphia.