Latest American Civil War News

Civil War collection on permanent display at winery

Dec. 03, 2022 09:03 AM EST

CENTREVILLE, Va. (AP) — D.P. Newton’s extensive collection of Civil War artifacts that once filled his southern Stafford County museum is now on permanent display in Centreville at a business that touches the east side of the Manassas National Battlefield Park. “It went back to...

Review: Will Smith-led 'Emancipation' is an action thriller

Dec. 01, 2022 14:39 PM EST

It comes as some relief that Antoine Fuqua's “Emancipation,” starring Will Smith as a runaway slave in Civil War-era Louisiana, is not, at least traditionally speaking, an Oscar movie. Despite the film's important historical backdrop, its awards-season timing and its inevitable...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 30, 2022 16:41 PM EST

South Florida Sun Sentinel. November 28, 2022. Editorial: An outraged judge suspends mind control in Florida Florida is living proof of George Santayana’s famous warning that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Here,...

Slavery's ghost haunts cotton gin factory's transformation

Nov. 22, 2022 10:21 AM EST

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — There’s no painless way to explain the history of a massive brick structure being renovated into apartments in this central Alabama city — a factory that played a key role in the expansion of slavery before the Civil War. Dating back to the 1830s, the...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Nov. 07, 2022 07:16 AM EST

Cincinnati Enquirer. November 6, 2022. Editorial: Ryan’s moderate approach might not be enough to stave off red wave One of the most watched Senate races in the country on Tuesday will be Ohio’s, featuring Democrat Tim Ryan and Republican J.D. Vance. The two men...

Master planning underway for Battlefields State Park

Nov. 06, 2022 09:02 AM EST

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Master planning is now underway to establish exact parameters of the future Battlefields State Park in Culpeper County. It will encompass over 1,700 acres owned by American Battlefield Trust at the relatively still untouched sites of the Civil War Battles of Brandy Station...