Category Archives: Maryland

Lincoln Assassination Resources

Easy AdSense by Unreal Due to the reconfiguration of this blog, here are the links to the stories on Frederick Aiken, Mary Surratt and the Lincoln Assassination, for your convenience.   Frederick Aiken Biography Frederick Aiken The Attorney – Historians … Continue reading

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Frederick Aiken The Attorney – Historians Weigh In

From the moment that the American Film Company released The Conspirator, questions have been raised about the films accuracy regarding the lead counsel, Frederick Aiken. Was he, as FoxNews host Bill O’Reilly would opine, a “pinhead” or a “patriot?” You be … Continue reading

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150 Years Ago: Battle of Ball’s Bluff Oct. 21, 1861

Ball’s Bluff was a small battle by the standards of the Civil War, but it had ramifications far beyond its size. It was only the second significant battle in the east, and received a great deal of attention in both … Continue reading

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Maryland seeks to buy 14 acres of land near South Mountain Civil War battlefield for $55,600

MIDDLETOWN, Md. (AP) — A Department of Natural Resources official says the state of Maryland is seeking to buy some land near the South Mountain Civil War battlefield. John Braskey told The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown newspaper on Tuesday that the … Continue reading

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Public re-enactment of South Mountain, Antietam battles will be held in 2012

Two-day event on private land near Boonsboro will mark 150th anniversary of Civil War battles By HEATHER KEELS heather.keels@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN— An estimated 4,000 Civil War re-enactors will stage a public re-enactment of the battles of South Mountain and Antietam on … Continue reading

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On this date: April 24, 1865 – Hancock issues proclamation

On this date, 146 years ago – Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock ordered the following handbills printed and distributed to free blacks in the communities of Virginia and Maryland along the Potomac River. John Wilkes Booth, President Lincoln’s assassin, and … Continue reading

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‘The Conspirator’ takes in $7 million in ten days

Here are the latest numbers for the first ten days of ‘The Conspirator’ courtesy of the-numbers.com. The film had a budget of $25 million and has now taken in just under $7 million in ten days at the box office. … Continue reading

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‘The Conspirator’ aims for accuracy

By Lewis Beale - Newsday NEW YORK —  On April 12, 1861, Confederate forces fired on Union troops stationed in Fort Sumter, S.C. The barrage marked the opening shots of the Civil War, a national tragedy that killed more than 600,000 people, … Continue reading

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Civil War Sites in Maryland

BY TIMOTHY B. WHEELER Baltimore Sun While the first shots of the Civil War were fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor in South Carolina, the first blood spilled in fighting occurred in Baltimore on April 19, 1861, when a … Continue reading

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