Civil War

 A portrait of George Washington Williams, who was a minister, historian, journalist, lawyer, Republican Party activist and the first African-American elected to the Ohio House of Representatives. His portrait hangs in the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio.

George Washington Williams told black Americans' story

A 1985 biography of George Washington Williams has helped inform a new generation of his contributions to African American history.

1 month ago

 John Wilkes Booth shot President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre as the president and his wife, Mary, were watching a comedy with their friends, Maj. Henry Rathbone and Clara Harris. Lincoln's bodyguard had gone to a nearby saloon to drink, and the president's valet let the famous actor enter the theater box.

In hot pursuit of John Wilkes Booth

See the new exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., then follow 12-day escape route of President Lincoln’s assassin.

1 month ago

If you follow John Wilkes Booth's escape route ...

John Wilkes Booth escape route takes you 60 miles through rural Maryland and Virginia.

1 month ago

 Rev. Emmeran Bliemel

Saint Vincent College exhibits show three sides of Civil War

Father Emmeran Bliemel, the first Catholic chaplain to die in action, is in a Civil War exhibit opening Friday in the McCarl Gallery.

1 month ago

 Woodcut depicting Gen. William T. Sherman's Union troops entering Savannah, Ga., during his infamous March to the Sea.

Gen. William T. Sherman's 'March to the Sea,' through the eyes of a Union solider

As many as 60,000 Union soldiers participated in the Savannah, Ga., campaign.

2 months ago

 Civil War-era clothing, such as this wool-cotton dress, is on display in the Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum.

New Franklin County museum details battle following Gettysburg

Few people had ever heard of the Battle of Monterey Pass, the second-biggest Civil War action fought in Pennsylvania.

3 months ago

 This historic photo shows the site on the east side of Atlanta where Confederate Gen. John B. Hood blew up his munitions train on Sept. 1, 1864, as his troops fled the city ahead of approaching Union armies. This was the historical basis for the famous scene in “Gone With the Wind” that shows the burning of Atlanta.

The burning of Atlanta, seared into America's memory

The fall of Atlanta 150 years ago this week was a Civil War pivot, while 1939’s “Gone With the Wind” enshrined the event in popular culture.

6 months ago

 A working model of the Monitor ironclad warship makes its way around a pond during the Sanitary Fair.

150 years ago today, Pittsburghers rallied to help wounded warriors

Twin cities -- Allegheny and Pittsburgh -- contributed to soldiers' relief in 1864 with a sanitary fair.

9 months ago

Upcoming events mark anniversary of Sanitary Fair.

June 14th event to mark 150th anniversary of Pittsburgh Sanitary Fair.

9 months ago

Some captive rebels took a different trip

Exactly 150 years ago, rebel prisoners, under heavy guard, were shipped from Western Penitentiary to Maryland.

12 months ago

 Daniel Telep is a postal collector, and has a letter written by Confederate Lt. Van J. Sellers when he was held prisoner in Western Penitentiary in 1864.

Postal enthusiast traces history

For Sewickley businessman Daniel Telep collecting postal items has been a life-long passion.

12 months ago

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