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Letters trace Civil War for writer’s forebears

BOSTON (AP) — Alone in his hotel room after a solemn dinner with his brother, the newly enlisted Army surgeon took up pen and paper to make the first installment on his promise. “I have a few moments,” he wrote … Continue reading

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‘Glory,’ Screenwriter Kevin Jarre Dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Kevin Jarre, who wrote the screenplays for the movies “Glory” and “Tombstone,” has died. He was 56. His aunt, Patty Briley Bean, tells the Los Angeles Times that Jarre died unexpectedly of heart failure on April 3 … Continue reading

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In North, Civil War sites, events long ‘forgotten’

By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – The gravesite of a Union Army major general sits largely forgotten in a small cemetery along the Massachusetts Turnpike. A piece of the coat worn by President Abraham Lincoln when he was … Continue reading

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Lawrence Civil War re-enactors remember ‘the first blood’

By J.J. Huggins jhuggins@eagletribune.com LAWRENCE — One hundred and fifty years ago, members of the Sixth Massachusetts Militia boarded trains in Boston and headed south to fight the Confederates. People cheered as the soldiers rolled through Springfield, Hartford, New York, … Continue reading

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