Civil War officer receives Medal of Honor

Nov 7, 2014

Civil War officer receives Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama has presented the highest U.S. military honor to a Union Army officer who was killed more than 150 years ago during the Battle of Gettysburg, often described as the turning point of the American Civil War. Obama says he’s aware he ...

Remembering the awe that is Gettysburg

May 6, 2013

Remembering the awe that is Gettysburg

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It was the biggest battle of the war, unequaled in scale and violence by anything seen before or since in North America. Two immense armies collided in the fields and orchards and woods around Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on July 1, 1863, and fought for three ...

The shifting strategy of battlefield preservation

May 6, 2013

The shifting strategy of battlefield preservation

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In 1988, Sen. Dale Bumpers of Arkansas pleaded with his colleagues to pass legislation that would prevent a new shopping mall on land integral to the Second Battle of Manassas. He imagined a future in which ever more commercial development encroached on land in ...