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Confederate Gen. Thomas Jonathan 'Stonewall' Jackson (L) and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee

    Washington and Lee law students demand ban on Confederate flag, say Gen. Lee was racist

    A handful of law students attending Washington and Lee University say campus authorities should ban the flying of the Confederate flag and at the same time admit that Gen. Robert E. Lee — whom the school is named after, in part — was racist.

  • A monument to General Robert E. Lee mounted on his horse Traveller sits atop a ridge held by Confederate troops, above the field of Pickett's Charge, Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Gettysburg, Pa.  Tens of thousands of visitors are expected for the 10-day schedule of events that begin June 29 to mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg that took that took place July 1-3, 1863.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

    Students object to Confederate flags on Virginia campus

    A group of law students at Washington and Lee University is demanding the school banish the Confederate flag from its Lexington campus and repudiate one of its namesakes, Gen. Robert E. Lee.

  • Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee (Illustration/The Washington Times)

    U.S. Army mulls wiping out memory of Robert E. Lee, 'Stonewall' Jackson

    The U.S. Army War College, which molds future field generals, has begun discussing whether it should remove the portraits of Confederate generals, including Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.

  • ** FILE ** Gen. Robert E. Lee (Library of Congress)

    NAACP to Lee County, Fla.: Tear down this Gen. Robert E. Lee portrait

    The president of an NAACP branch in Florida has petitioned members of the Lee County Commission to take down a painting of Gen. Robert E. Lee, calling the former Confederate leader a historic symbol of racism.

  • Battle of Gettysburg 150th anniversary: Hallowed ground swarmed by reenactors

    More than 10,000 participants turned out for the 150th anniversary reenactment of the Civil War’s bloodiest battle, the Battle of Gettysburg, waged July 1-3, 1863.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Gettysburg'

    Over the course of three days of intense fighting, the Union Army defeated the Confederate States Army on the bloodstained battlefield. It has become widely known as a crucial turning point in this tumultuous period of U.S. history. The loss of human life was extensive, families were torn apart and the country would never be the same again.

  • This undated handout image provided by the Library of Congress shows a letter written by Mary Todd Lincoln to Julia Ann Sprigg, May 29, 1862, which is part of an exhibit at the Library of Congress of letters and diaries saved for 150 years from those who lived through the Civil War that offer a new glimpse at the arguments that split the nation. The Library of Congress holds the largest collection of Civil War documents. It has pulled 200 items from its holdings for a new exhibit to reveal both private and public thoughts from dozens of famous and ordinary citizens who lived in the North and the South. (AP Photo/Library of Congress)

    Library of Congress shows diaries from Civil War

    Letters and diaries from those who lived through the Civil War offer a new glimpse at the arguments that split the nation 150 years ago and some of the festering debates that survive today.

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Giant in the Shadows'

    Robert Todd Lincoln was the oldest of President Abraham Lincoln's four sons and the only one to live to maturity. In contrast to his self-educated father, he graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and then Harvard. After the Civil War, he became one of the most prominent lawyers in Chicago, and by virtue of his name became a factor in Republican politics.

  • ** FILE ** In this Feb. 24, 2012, photo, a detail photo shows Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's brass epaulets that he wore on formal occasions while a professor at the Virginia Military Institute in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Dean Hoffmeyer)

    Lee's sword at new Appomattox museum

    The sword Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee had at his side when he surrendered to Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant is returning to Appomattox as the centerpiece of a new museum examining the post-Civil War struggle to heal the nation.

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