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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you think you had relatives who served in the Civil War, you can now go online to check.
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.
As the Civil War Sesquicentennial approaches, a scholar says Abraham Lincoln is not universally loved. That still resonates in the 21st century.
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.