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Articles with keyword "Civil War"

The crowning of Queen Nicotina at the Charles County Fair, circa 1955.

50 States of Preservation: Southern Maryland Studies Center at the College of Southern Maryland, in La Plata, MD

By Leah Weinryb Grohsgal

Three NEH Preservation Assistance Grants help the College of Southern Maryland, La Plata preserve collections in its Southern Maryland Studies Center spanning 1493 to the present.

Matthew McConaughey as Newton Knight in Free State of Jones


Free State of Jones the Movie Was Partly Inspired by The Free State of Jones the Book

The Free State of Jones in Mississippi, led by a freethinking farmer, seceded from the Confederacy.

Gettysburg Cyclorama


The Battle of Gettysburg Painted . . . in the Round!

Saved from rot, the Gettysburg Cyclorama puts viewers in the center of the Civil War battle.

Student hugging calf


Berea College in Appalachia Charges Students Nothing but Expects Great Things in Return

A legacy of community and dedication continues at a college in Kentucky.

Daniel Sayers


Anthropologist Daniel Sayers on Maroons Who Found Freedom in the Great Dismal Swamp

Non-Indiana Jones-style archaeology takes a bow in southern Virginia.