Civil War

A statue of Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart stands on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va.
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AP News
November 12, 2019 - 10:48 am
An army of Confederate monuments dots Virginia's landscape but some of those statues could soon start coming down after Election Day gave Democrats control of the General Assembly for the first time in decades.
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Syrian troops deploy in the northern town of Tal Tamr, Monday, Oct 14, 2019.
AP News
October 14, 2019 - 6:19 pm
Targeting Turkey's economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions Monday aimed at restraining the Turks' assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria.
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People welcome Syrian troops
AP News
October 14, 2019 - 12:40 pm
Syrian government troops moved into towns and villages in northern Syria on Monday, setting up a potential clash with Turkish-led forces advancing in the area as long-standing alliances in the region begin to crumble following the pullback of U.S. forces. Read more here.
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A special service was held Sunday honoring some of the region's Civil War veterans at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
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Justin Udo
May 26, 2019 - 2:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A special service was held today honoring those from our area who gave their lives fighting in the Civil War. In 1868, Laurel Hill Cemetery held Philadelphia's first observance of Memorial Day. "This was a focal point for all the dead of the Civil War, and we lost...
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The original telegram of Abraham Lincoln's death.
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Hadas Kuznits
April 12, 2019 - 12:56 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For $500,000, you can own a piece of American history dating back to the assassination of the nation's 16th president. The original handwritten document notifying the country of Abraham Lincoln's death is currently up for sale by The Raab Collection , based in Ardmore...
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Joycelyn Davis, a direct descendant of Clotilda survivor Charlie Lewis,stands for a portrait at the community center in Africatown in Mobile, Ala., on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.
Julie Bennett/AP Photo
February 08, 2019 - 8:30 am
By Jay Reeves, Associated Press MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The years have been hard on Africatown USA. Established by the last boatload of Africans abducted into slavery and shipped to the United States just before the Civil War, the coastal Alabama community now shows scarcely a trace of its founders...
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Abraham Lincoln
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December 25, 2018 - 6:23 pm
By Eric Levenson (CNN) — It was days before Christmas 1863, and Abraham Lincoln wanted to offer an example of goodwill to the fractured nation in the midst of the Civil War. The Craig family, cousins to Lincoln's wife Mary Todd, were a slave-holding family in Arkansas who had fled their plantation...
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In this Aug. 23, 2017, file photo, city workers prepare to drape a tarp over the statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson in Justice park in Charlottesville, Va.
AP Photo/Steve Helber, File
August 11, 2018 - 12:28 pm
By Russ Bynum, Associated Press Pressure to take down America's monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them didn't start with Charlottesville. But the deadly violence that rocked the Virginia college town a year ago gave the issue an explosive momentum. Confederate...
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Emily Snedden Yates, the Mutter Museum's special projects manager
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Shara Dae Howard
August 01, 2018 - 12:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia introduced the Woven Strands exhibit in January, but visitors have until mid-September to see it. Woven Strands, an exhibition of folk art using human hair, has roots reaching back to the 18th and 19th...
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Marshall Baker is a veteran of the Vietnam War.
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David Madden
July 13, 2018 - 1:39 pm
VINELAND, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The state of New Jersey awarded 32 residents of a veterans nursing home in Vineland medals for their services in wars between World War II and the Iraq conflict. Many of those getting the Distinguished Service Medal say they only found out about it in the last...
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