With the nation currently marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, a series of commemorative coins has been minted to track the conflict. And now there's a booklet where you can hold those coins.
Gettysburg National Military Park
Is hunting about to spread across the National Park System? Worries that that could be the fallout of legislation that cleared the U.S. House of Representatives prompted the National Parks Conservation Association to seek a legal interpretation of the measure.
What do a tattered diary, a rusty bayonet and a stained and torn 140-year-old telegram have in common? Thanks to a generous donation, they're among more than 150 historic artifacts with connections to the Civil War that are being restored for display later this year at Gettysburg National Military Park.
Our country is entering year two of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, and many Americans still have a deep interest in the events—and people—connected with that conflict. The National Park Service has launched a new Civil War website that provides a wealth of information and useful tools for both exploring and learning.
A computerized system is being turned to with hopes it can reduce both pollution and congestion at Gettysburg National Military Park by more smoothly directing visitors to parking areas.
The historic train station that President Lincoln arrived at in November 1863 on the eve of his Gettysburg Address, and which served as the field hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg, would be added to Gettysburg National Military Park under legislation pending in Congress.
An historic woodlot that gave a measure of shelter to beaten and battered Confederate soldiers during the battle at Gettysburg is being trimmed a bit to maintain a balance of mixed age timber, according to officials at the military park.
It was just about a year ago that the Civil War Trust embarked on the first year of the sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War. During that year, the Trust was able to save more than 2,000 acres of hallowed ground.
Civil war buffs, and those fascinated by American history in general, can make plans now to attend the 2012 Gettysburg Seminar, which will explore some of the long burning issues of the battle at Gettysburg.
Nearly 6 Years After Being Vandalized, Statue Honoring 4th New York Battery Returned To Pedestal At Gettysburg National Military Park
Nearly six years after a statue honoring the 4th New York Battery's role at Gettysburg was vandalized, it has been repaired and returned to its pedestal.