Civil War

Volunteers dig for Civil War-era artifacts at the former Camp Douglas. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Camp Douglas, A Civil War Historic Site

The South Side encampment was named after 19th Century Illinois politician Steven Douglas and was one of the most important Union camps during the Civil War. CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports.


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Civil War Sites To Visit In Virginia This Summer

Want to explore some of the most historic sites in U.S. history? Check out this list of the top civil war sites in Virginia from Carlo DeVito, author of “Mrs. Lee’s Rose Garden.”


Abraham Lincoln's tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. (Credit: CBS)

Caretakers Of Lincoln’s Tomb Face Setbacks Amid 150th Anniversary Of His Death

Caretakers of Abraham Lincoln’s tomb are on the defensive over an unflattering critique in National Geographic magazine and looming budget cuts that could threaten management of the historic site, even as they commemorate the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War president’s assassination.



Best Destinations For The Wine Lover’s Vacation

While Napa Valley deserves to be mentioned on any short list of the country’s top wine destinations, there are several other destinations nationwide that are worthy of merit.


New Orleans, New Orleans

Explore The South: Sights To Behold In America’s Southern Region

Featuring many of America’s oldest cities, superb food, refined beauty and world famous attractions, the South has something to offer for all walks of life.


People search the rubble of a building which collapsed after it was allegedly bombed from the air during clashes between rebel fighter and pro-government troops on August 16, 2013, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (Photo credit: FOUAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Schakowsky: Too Many Questions Remain About Syria

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) said Thursday that Congress must have a say about what to do about the ongoing civil war in Syria.


Abraham Lincoln

Emancipation Proclamation On Display At Lincoln Museum

The Emancipation Proclamation and two other items related to the end of slavery are on display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.

WBBM Newsradio–09/04/2012

Former Marine Tom Day plays "Taps" on the bugle. (Credit: CBS)

‘Taps’ Marks 150th Anniversary On Memorial Day

One of America’s most recognizable bugle calls, one that will be heard again and again in towns big and small on this Memorial Day, reaches a major milestone this year. This is the 150th anniversary of Taps, the nation’s song of remembrance.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2012

A wreath was laid at the statue of Gen. John Logan in Grant Park on May 30, 2011. Logan was the founder of Decoration Day, which became Memorial Day. (Credit: CBS)

Grant Park Ceremony Honors Founder Of Memorial Day

It is a longstanding tradition on this day: a service and wreath-laying at the statue of Civil War General John Logan, the founder of Decoration Day, which became Memorial Day.

WBBM Newsradio–05/30/2011

Harper's Weekly - Blakely

First Civil War Battle Memorialized In Galena

It was 150 years ago this week when shots rang out at Fort Sumter in South Carolina, beginning a brutal Civil War that would take more than 600,000 American lives over the next four years.

WBBM Newsradio–04/11/2011

Harper's Weekly - Blakely

Ill. Town Holds ‘Fiercest’ Civil War Cannon

Tuesday marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. And the town of Galena holds a piece of history from the first battle of the four-year war.


Civil War

Find Out If You Have Civil War Vets In Your Family

If you think you had relatives who served in the Civil War, you can now go online to check.

WBBM Newsradio–04/07/2011

Mike Quade

Quade: ‘Maybe A Little Civil War Is Good’

Mike Quade’s tenure as the Chicago Cubs manager got off to a pretty rocky start when Carlos Silva and Aramis Ramirez got into a dugout scuffle after errors were committed while Silva was on the mound.

670 The Score–03/04/2011

Abraham Lincoln

Scholar: Lincoln Not Universally Loved

As the Civil War Sesquicentennial approaches, a scholar says Abraham Lincoln is not universally loved. That still resonates in the 21st century.

WBBM Newsradio–01/13/2011

Dick Stilling of Palatine. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Civil War Historian Who Stitches

Former FBI agent Dick Stilling has recreated many of the flags in needle work. He wants to preserve them because of how critical the flags were to soldiers in the field.

CBS 2–11/29/2010