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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - James Mcpherson
It may be little more than a blip on Washington's radar screen, but President Obama's decision to be a no-show at an upcoming ceremony to mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address has touched off a firestorm in Pennsylvania.
Police in riot gear and cleanup crews in hazardous materials suits began enforcing no-camping laws in McPherson Square and Freedom Plaza over the weekend, resulting in intense — and often physical — confrontations with Occupy D.C. protesters who resisted their efforts.
Under withering opposition from hundreds of historians, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. abruptly abandoned plans Wednesday to build a Supercenter near a hallowed Civil War site where Robert E. Lee first met Ulysses S. Grant on the field of battle in 1864.
Nearly 150 years after Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Ulysses S. Grant fought in Northern Virginia, a conflict over the battlefield is taking shape in a courtroom.
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson has agreed to testify on behalf of northern Virginia residents attempting to block the construction of a Walmart Supercenter near an endangered Civil War battlefield.
Hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil are being allowed to spew into the fouled waters of the Gulf of Mexico while BP engineers prepare to install a new containment system they hope will catch it all in the coming days.
SHARPSBURG, Md. — Would you like your Civil War history seasoned with baseball trivia? Spritzed up with a winery tour? Do you long to dissect the Battle of Antietam with a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian?
"No one was looking for him to make history," says the Pulitzer Prize winning Civil War historian James McPherson.
She said she was jabbed a few times as police came through the area.