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"Iknew wherever I was that you thought of me and that if I got in a tight place, you would come -- if alive." This statement was contained in a letter dated March 10, 1864, written by Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman to Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. It expresses an ageless ethos among warriors, especially those within the U.S. military.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum's new exhibition, "The Civil War and American Art," which opens today, has two stars. One is the enslaved black American; the other is Winslow Homer.
The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery is opening two new exhibits that retrace the history of the Civil War, including a display of lesser known portraits by photographer Mathew Brady.
A top Palestinian leader says he will not run for president, even as the two main Palestinian factions inch toward a unity deal that would allow elections as early as May.
A second man pleaded guilty Wednesday to the relatively new crime of operating a dance hall without a license in Prince George's County, according to court records.
Dance hall legislation passed this year by the Prince George's County Council easily cleared its first legal challenge last week when a violation for "public dancing" issued against a Temple Hills venue was upheld.
It's hard to keep up with David McCullough at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.
The Civil War filled four years with death and destruction. Politicians on both sides vastly underestimated the human carnage from the conflict they were about to ignite. The Union was preserved, but at a cost of 620,000 dead.
Years before leading his vastly outnumbered troops to their doom at Little Bighorn, a young George Armstrong Custer was described as accurate in math.
Who becomes a general — and why — tells us a lot about whether our military is on the right or wrong track.
"War is hell," William Tecumseh Sherman said after pillaging Atlanta.
Mrs. Clinton, whose hands-on knowledge of warfare and weaponry is limited to the lamps she threw at Bubba in the White House, has no knowledge of what Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, the infamous Civil War firebug, was talking about when he famously said "war is hell."