Civil War

Four Civil War Veterans Buried In Downers Grove Get New Grave Markers The gravestones of some Civil War veterans have been neglected for decades - but now those graves in Downers Grove are getting new markers.
Your Chicago: Camp Douglas, A Civil War Historic SiteThe 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.
Civil War Sites To Visit In Virginia This SummerWant 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."
Caretakers Of Lincoln's Tomb Face Setbacks Amid 150th Anniversary Of His DeathCaretakers 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 VacationWhile 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.
Explore The South: Sights To Behold In America's Southern RegionFeaturing 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.
Schakowsky: Too Many Questions Remain About SyriaU.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.
Emancipation Proclamation On Display At Lincoln MuseumThe 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.
'Taps' Marks 150th Anniversary On Memorial DayOne 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.
Grant Park Ceremony Honors Founder Of Memorial DayIt 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.
First Civil War Battle Memorialized In GalenaIt 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.
Ill. Town Holds 'Fiercest' Civil War CannonTuesday 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.
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