Stephen Pollard of Carroll County, Ga., who fought and survived the Civil War.
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August 22, 2012 The portrait appeared in the Ken Burns Civil War series and a chance encounter put a name to the face.
June 28, 2011 History springs to life in wiggling stereoscopic images.
April 12, 2011 Slavery was the Civil War's cause despite revisionists saying otherwise. Historian Adam Goodheart, who has a new book on the critical year of "1861" said he thinks part of the reason for that revisionism is the difficulty some Southerners have in believing their ancestors fought for slavery.
April 12, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, Japan reactor update, and African Americans moving from the North to the South. In the second hour, how doping allegations affect legacy in sports, and re-enactors of the Civil War.
These lights were shining at Fort Sumter at 4:30 a.m. ET to commemorate the moment the first shots of the Civil War were fired.
April 12, 2011 Two beams of light shone into the sky before dawn this morning at South Carolina's Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired 150 years ago today.
Civil War re-enactors and Star Wars fans at the Ohio Statehouse on Sunday (April 10 , 2011).
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April 11, 2011 History and fantasy mixed a bit at the Ohio Statehouse.
November 30, 2010 The 150th anniversary of the start of the American Civil War is nearly upon us and the battle over how to remember this traumatic struggle is still fresh in the air.
October 26, 2010 The Virginia history textbook that sparked outrage by wrongly claiming that thousands of blacks fought on the side of the Confederacy during the Civil War will be amended, its publisher says.
September 8, 2010 Civil War re-enactment in America? OK, that makes sense. But why overseas? Photographer Jay Seawell went abroad to find out.
October 20, 2008 James McPherson, an eminent Civil War historian, joins us to talk about his new book on Lincoln's war powers.
June 18, 2008 I typically work in Chicago. But while I'm here filling in for Michel, I decided over the weekend to become a tourist ...
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