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Marker will tell story of Sherman's march to sea

ATLANTA - A new monument commemorates the start, 150 years ago this week, of a powerful army's sweep across Georgia, bringing liberation to slaves.
Fort McHenry to mark bicentennial of battle, anthem

...that the large flag flew all night. A "storm" flag flew overnight, but troops hoisted a bigger one the morning after the battle, and that's what Key saw.Q: Any surprising facts about Francis Scott Key?A: He was an Anglophile who, at...
Tour shows off central Georgia Civil War site

MACON, Ga. - The house got the name because it was struck with a cannonball fired from a mile away by Union troops.
Efforts underway to preserve Revolutionary War battlefield

...British Army's 71st Highlanders ordered Loyalists from nearby South Carolina to bury the casualties, starting the day after the battle. Other clues emerged from maps and regimental records identified in the New York Public Library.Efforts to locate...
To discover early American history, just follow Paul Revere

...militia awaited the arrival of British troops on April 19, and Munroe Tavern, which was occupied by the British after the battle.On Lexington Green, mingle with colonial-period costumed guides, who describe the first battle of the American...
Thousands expected in Normandy for D-Day anniversary

COMMES, France - Weather conditions over Normandy had been iffy for days. Showers and wind in the morning gave way to glorious spring sunshine in the afternoon, then electric green lightning storms over the sea at night.
Hiking and learning on the Civil War battlefields

FREDERICK, Md. - About 150 years after the "Battle that Saved Washington," journalist and Civil War buff Keith White leads a dozen friends on a tour of the farmland south of here...
Union prisoner's letter reveals Augusta's Civil War past

...prisoners of war here from time to time during the Civil War," he said. "Certainly wounded prisoners were brought here after the Battle of Chickamauga late in 1863."The date on the envelope would have placed Marshall in Augusta during the confusing...
Muslim woman achieves milestone in the nationals

...which saved its biggest cheers for lifters in the final throes of getting the bar over their shoulders cleanly.After the battle she went through just to get to the nationals, Abdullah's main focus was simply about competing."I think the...
Stock plunge sheds light on school gift

...standstill in the fight for Wachovia until Friday morning, giving the banks more time to work toward a mutual agreement. After the battle for the Charlotte, N.C.-based bank moved to both state and federal court over the weekend, the parties agreed...
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