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By Karin Remesch | February 15, 1996
Revolutionary War forces will clash Sunday at Fort Ward as part of the George Washington Birthday Celebration in Alexandria, Va. Re-enactment units will set up an authentic 18th-century military encampment at the Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Road.Participating units for the British crown are the 23rd Welsh Fusiliers, the 64th Regiment of Foote, the 42nd Highland Regiment, the 4th Battalion Royal Artillery, the 71st Highlanders and the 42nd Light Infantry. The First Virginia Regiment, the First Maryland, the Sixth Maryland, Wayne's Light Infantry, "Bland's Horse" unit and the First Continental Artillery are the Colonial forces.
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By Karen Nitkin
For The Baltimore Sun
| June 7, 2013
West Virginia, the only state created during the Civil War, was born 150 years ago, on June 20, 1863, when the state of Virginia was split in two to add a Union state. These days, West Virginia is known for its resorts and outdoor recreation. With historic downtowns that still boast plenty of architecture from pre-statehood days, the past seems close in West Virginia. This year, but particularly in June, the state is marking its big birthday with music, parades, reenactments, and other special events.
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By Ed McDonough and Ed McDonough,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 20, 1998
THIS IS THE weekend for Taneytown to show itself off. Celebrate Taneytown Day is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park.A full day of Civil War-themed activities and a re-enactment are planned. Games, crafts and plenty of food will be featured.The encampment runs from 9 a.m. to closing, and 500 re-enactors, 12 cannons and several cavalry units are anticipated. A "Sutlers Row" will be set up, and goods may be purchased by civilians. A battle re-enactment will be held at 2 p.m.At 10 a.m., a 19th-century fashion show is planned; magician Robert Strong entertains at 11 a.m.; and Jim Getty will portray President Abraham Lincoln and recite the Gettysburg Address at noon.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2012
While Fort McHenry's cannons blasted at schooners in the Baltimore harbor Tuesday, the voices of children from several city schools rose above the din. The young singers quivered a bit but stayed on key as they sang patriotic anthems. Four choirs and one wind ensemble performed at the fort's first maritime and musical education experience as the 1814 Battle of Baltimore was re-enacted - with ersatz cannon blasts and authentic smoke - in the background. A few children held their ears or jumped at the suddenness of the volleys, but they kept on singing.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | April 1, 1993
Deputy Sheriff Edward Wholey didn't know he was shot last week after he stopped a car on a winding, narrow road in West County.Yesterday, he missed the shooting again.County police re-enacted the crime for WMAR-TV's Metro Crime Stoppers feature, and Deputy Wholey stopped by with his wife and son to watch the action.But instead of reliving the experience, he offered to direct traffic away from the scene on Old Mill Road.A bulletproof vest absorbed two shots aimed at Deputy Wholey by the gunman, who had been pulled over for driving erratically.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Contributing Writer | October 10, 1993
A weekend of varied activities is ahead for daytrippers. Begin at Maryland's original settlement at Historic St. Mary's City, where 17th-century re-enactment units from all over the East Coast will gather for the Grand Militia Muster on Saturday and next Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.St. Maries Citty Militia, the settlement's own living history militia group, will act as host for the muster, which is the largest %J gathering of its kind. It includes units from the English Civil War Society, the James Fort Militia from Jamestown, Va., and contingents representing units from the English Civil War. Each unit will set up camp in the fields around the old State House and compete with other groups in pike, musket drill, swordplay, camp cooking and historic costuming.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | June 7, 1998
Civil War re-enactment organizers are expecting about 15,000 uniformed participants at events marking the 135th anniversary of the decisive battle at Gettysburg next month.Gettysburg was the largest battle of the Civil War, measured by the number of combatants involved and by what was at stake: control of Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington. Organizers expect this summer's event to be the largest Civil War battle re-enactment that has ever taken place.The event will be held at Bushey Farm, two miles southwest of the Gettysburg National Park at the intersection of Bullfrog and Pumping Station roads.
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May 21, 1999
General Stuart, commander of the Confederate cavalry corps, was an 1854 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. While he chose to fight for the Confederacy, his West Point-educated father-in-law, Brig. Gen. Philip St. George Cooke, stayed with the Union.* June 11-13: Fourth Annual Hershey Civil War Weekend at Hersheypark, Hershey, Pa. Re-enactments both days. Donation to Friends of National Parks at Gettysburg for monument preservation. For information, call Kay Lookinbill, 100 W. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, Pa. 17033, 717-534-3889.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | October 28, 1996
WHEN THE judge removed the cameras from the O.J. civil trial, he meant it as a nod toward sanity, a bid for civility, a quixotic attempt to separate the words "media" and "circus." And somebody might have mentioned something about assuring fair trial.That's all very well and good, I suppose, but what about us? Don't we count? What about the folks on Court TV? Don't they have feelings?You know somewhere out there in faraway California there's a new O.J. trial because you saw something about it on "Geraldo."
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By Joanne E. Morvay and Joanne E. Morvay,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 31, 2003
To explore Maryland neighborhoods and bay and beach towns, go to www.SunSpot.net/neighborhoodsGETTYSBURG - Cannons will roar and soldiers will fall, women will weep and the lonesome cry of a single bugle will fill the weary night. One-hundred and 40 years after the Battle of Gettysburg, thousands of Civil War re-enactors and battle spectators will converge upon this quiet Pennsylvania city Aug. 8-10 to relive the tragedy once more. More than 51,000 soldiers died or were wounded or captured at Gettysburg in 1863.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2012
Baltimore one day, New York the next, Los Angeles the next: Such is the life of Fallston's Jonathon Ruckman, who has spent much of the past decade carving out a career as an actor. He's made commercials, appeared in soap operas, re-enacted crimes, played heavies and heroes. Sunday, he gets to sample the TV big time with a one-line guest role on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire. " "I play a recurring character," says Ruckman, though quickly adding that HBO isn't letting on about just how long his character will be around.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2012
In a recent column, I wrote about Gen. George Washington's aide-de-camp, Tench Tilghman, Maryland's version of Paul Revere, whose historic ride in October 1781 from Virginia to Philadelphia brought news to the Continental Congress of the British surrender at Yorktown and the end of the Revolutionary War. An email arrived several days later from an old friend and colleague, Mary Corddry, who had been The Baltimore Sun's Eastern Shore correspondent, recalling...
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2012
Baltimore will launch its commemoration of the War of 1812 by land, sea and air this week, starting with parachute jumps into Camden Yards and a parade of tall ships into the harbor. The history-filled week features music, fireworks and an air show over Fort McHenry. The festivities kick off Wednesday with the arrival of 18 tall ships boasting sails on masts several stories high and dozens of Navy vessels. Visitors - as many as 1 million are expected, according to organizers - can catch glimpses of the ships in full sail entering the port and then tour and mingle with the crews.
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By Janell Sutherland | October 10, 2011
In the latest adventures of "Phil's Amazing Race," we learn historical facts about Indonesia, helpful things to say when you faceplant in a rice paddy and the fact that you can't call yourself prepared if you don't have a spare bicycle pedal in your backpack. Indonesia is made up of approximately 17,000 islands. I'm not joking for exaggeration, either. I can't joke about it; my mind is too boggled. Here's another fact about Indonesia: it was colonized by the Dutch 300 years ago. I don't think there are enough Dutch people to colonize 17,000 islands, so I'll assume that they colonized maybe five islands and called it good.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2011
Some things, like dining by candlelight, never go out of fashion. But some eating rituals of yesteryear have all but disappeared. For instance, you hardly ever see people dining by rockets' red glare anymore. But that's what the citizen-soldiers and federal forces defending Fort McHenry were doing in September 1814, when they weren't wolfing down their dinner at the twilight's last gleaming or trying to enjoy some quiet table conversation with the bombs bursting in air. Those quaint dining traditions are re-created every September on the grounds of Fort McHenry as part of its Star-Spangled Weekend celebration.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2011
Sesquicentennial events abound as the four-year observance of the Civil War begins this week. Here's a sampler of those upcoming in the next few months: Maryland Baltimore, April 15-17: Commemorative events, living-history exhibits and a grand procession marking the route through the city taken by Union troops when they clashed with Southern sympathizers, resulting in the war's first bloodshed. Go to civilwarbaltimore.com. For events beyond Baltimore, such as Frederick's living-history exhibition on the debate over secession (April 29-May 1)
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | August 1, 1999
Civil War re-enactors will be gathering this weekend at Centreville, Va., to portray the first big battle of that war -- a fight known as First Bull Run in the North and Manassas in the South.The First Bull Run/Manassas re-enactment will take place on the grounds of the Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville.The organizers will have 250 acres available for the event. At the bottom of the Great American Civil War Society's schedule of events for the re-enactment, it says, "The North anticipated a quick victory but instead the Confederacy proved itself a formidable opponent."
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2010
Given how Gustav Mahler's music generated so much antipathy in his lifetime, with critics pulling out words like "grotesque" and many listeners suspecting the composer harbored horrid neuroses, it's not surprising that he decided to consult Sigmund Freud. But Mahler's famous four-hour meeting with the father of psychiatry in 1910 came about for somewhat less artistic reasons. "He was suffering from all these worries about his wife, Alma, running off with a younger man — which she did after Mahler died," said Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
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By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,Sun reporter | January 22, 2008
You're never too young to start learning the lessons of history. At the Walters Art Museum yesterday, dozens of parents, guardians and baby sitters ushered toddlers and carried babies into theatrical performances and other events built around what the museum called a "day of celebration, art and enjoyment" in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. No matter that many of the underlying issues that brought King to prominence almost a half-century ago were beyond the children's comprehension.
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