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(Detail of a lithographic version of the Emancipation Proclamation by Charles Shober of Chicago.)

On 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation, Reflections on Its Philadelphia Impact

January 1st, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the first document that put the US government in official opposition to slavery.

01/01/2013

(Cemetery Ridge, at Gettysburg.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Gettysburg, Pa.

Gettysburg is a magnet for Civil War buffs the year round. But this week it’s an ideal fall getaway.

10/25/2012

(The York River, near the spot where the "Monitor" and the "Merrimack" clashed.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: 150th Anniversary of Iconic Civil War Naval Battle

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.

03/01/2012

(In Chestertown, Md., the Civil War memorial shows Confederate dead on one side, left, and Union dead on the other, right.)

Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: Commemorating The Civil War’s 150th Anniversary

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.

04/14/2011

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