August 13, 2013
Editor: I am writing in regards to the recent article published in The Aegis about the Civil War and my complete distaste for it. While I enjoy reading stories and articles about history, your article seemed to revere the Confederate soldiers. It is a complete a slap in the face to ANY American whose ancestors were slaves! As I read it I wondered if you would have written the article for a Nazi soldier in the same fashion. When anyone tries to whitewash the Holocaust they are immediately shunned, as they should be!
October 18, 2001
Oct. 27-28 Maryland: "The Battlefield Embalmer: Preserving the Civil War Dead," a discussion at National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Historian James W. Lowry will discuss mortuary science during the war. For more information, call the museum at 301-695-1864. Nov. 2-Nov. 3 Pennsylvania: The Seminary Ridge Symposium will present "Battle: the Nature and Consequences of Civil War Combat," at Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg. Sponsored by the Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation.
September 8, 1997
Best bet There's no contest for what you should be watching tonight, as MPT begins re-running a nine-part series that constituted some of TV's finest hours."
September 30, 1990
Many school children have had to memorize Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, but few adults know much about the events that inspired it, or the wellspring of emotion it provoked.That's because few -- other than historians -- have really examined the causes of the Civil War or thought deeply about its power in the making of the American character."The Civil War," an 11-hour PBS documentary aired last week, probably changed that. The producer, Ken Burns, calls it an American "Illiad." It's a good analogy, for sons and daughters of Hellene have long used that ancient epic to explain the essence of their hopes and dreams to others.
February 15, 1995
In creating its new historical program, "Roads to Gettysburg," Carroll County's tourism office is employing a variation on the saying, "All roads lead to Rome." With the help of volunteers, the office has created a guide and brochure for a driving tour that retraces the route of thousands of Confederate and Union troops through Carroll to Gettysburg, Pa.Route 97 may not be the Appian Way, but the guide reveals that many of the county's roads were indeed well traveled by soldiers and played a significant role in the prelude to that epic Civil War battle.
October 10, 1990
WE ARE DRAWN to the Civil War because it is the 20th century as coming attraction. For all its horror, the struggle took no longer to complete than a bachelor's degree. The diploma was awarded, the fever was survived. Foreign wars are compared to blows from without; civil wars are fevers. Fevers have their own narrative integrity: A crisis arrives, the patient endures it or succumbs.Despite a seemingly fatal temperature, our strapping young republic lived. Its industrial strength redoubled, it made the quantum lunge at prosperity and unity.
August 1, 1995
HAGERSTOWN -- The nation's largest Civil War battlefield preservation group will relocate its headquarters from history-rich Fredericksburg, Va., to downtown Hagerstown by early next year.Hagerstown, a former railroad hub with lesser-known ties to the Civil War, edged out Winchester, Va., the other finalist for the nonprofit group's headquarters, because of a "superb" package of economic and other incentives, said Thomas W. Richards, board chairman of the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites Inc.The move places the 10,000-member, nonprofit association in reach of about 2.2 million people who visit Antietam, in nearby Sharpsburg, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.