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Thanksgiving night, three people went searching for ghosts in a Civil War-era building in Gettysburg they suspect is haunted.
But when the trio shined their flashlights in the building, a passing police officer noticed, went inside, and the ghost hunters got busted for burglary instead.
The state parks system is on the hot seat and a House leader is calling for action over a proposed monument to Union soldiers at the site of the biggest Civil War battle fought in Florida.
The bid to add a Union monument to the Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park near Lake City has drawn a furious response, with about 100 people attending a Monday night public hearing at the Columbia County School District Auditorium. Representatives of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which oversees the state parks, moderated the hearing.
He was a big man yesterday. But boy, you ought to see him now.
Isaac Peace Rodman was co-owner of a textile mill, a community leader and state senator. When the Civil War erupted in 1861, he resurrected the town militia, in part by recruiting workers from his mill, and led it into battle.
At a time when there were only 150,000 Jews in the United States, 10,000 Jewish men fought in the Civil War.
That 6,000 took up arms for the Union Army and 4,000 for the Confederacy surprises some, said Civil War historian Bruce Form during a Nov. 18 program at Highland Park Conservative Temple-Congregation Anshe Emeth.
One hundred fifty years ago this week, the U.S Army at Fort Monroe demolished one of Hampton Roads’ largest and best known landmarks.
Opened at Old Point Comfort in 1822 to accommodate engineers and construction workers laboring on the giant stone fort, the Hygeia Hotel had grown from a handful of rooms to a sprawling waterfront resort that had entertained several presidents and attracted summer visitors by the thousands.
Betsy Howell has a professional and personal interest in conserving two diverse parts of U.S. history. As a wildlife biologist on the Olympic National Forest in Washington State she focuses part of her work on the history and future of the fisher, a member of the weasel family considered threatened and endangered. As a Civil War re-enactor and author, she works to preserve an integral part of our history as a nation.
Christmas Eve, 1864: Abraham Lincoln frets over the present he bought for his high-strung wife, while Mary Lincoln is in a tizzy over a tree. Not far away, John Wilkes Booth schemes to capture the president, a furious black Union soldier vows vengeance on Confederate soldiers for kidnapping his free wife and a young black girl is loose on the frigid streets of the war-weary American capital.