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  • 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.


  • City State: Morning Roundup

    Metro worker avoids prosecution despite stockpiling agency property; Lululemon jury swiftly convicts Norwood; McGarry retires from 'It's Academic'; D.C. lawmakers come clean on secret Tampa trip; Terps athletic program losing millions; USGS: 600 aftershocks from August quake; Gansler talks gay marriage at Salisbury University; Quake damaged Robert E. Lee home.


  • Va. city weighs Confederate flag-flying limits

    Officials in this city where Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson are buried are considering limits on downtown flag-flying, including the Confederate flag, angering defenders of the divisive Southern symbol.


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