July 3, 2013 Tooth-breaking crackers infested with bugs. Ramrod rolls cooked on gun parts. Fake coffee made of peanuts and chicory. At Gettysburg and elsewhere, the rations faced by soldiers on both sides of the Civil War would make most of us want to surrender in dismay.
April 24, 2013 The Syrian government and rebels blamed each other for the destruction of the minaret of the 11th century Umayyad Mosque in the ancient city of Aleppo. One archaeologist described the damage as "a disaster."
March 8, 2013 The remains of the unknown sailors were found a decade ago in the wreck of the USS Monitor, a revolutionary ironclad warship. It sank months after its history-making clash with an iron-armored Confederate ship in 1862.
February 3, 2013 Activist Moaz al Khatib said he was open to talks with representatives of the Syrian regime under certain conditions. Criticism from within Khatib's own ranks was swift, but so was support form Syrians both inside and out of the country.
December 10, 2012 At a glance, they look like any other Civil War-era vignettes and portraits of children kneeling in prayer or cloaked in the U.S. flag. But, there's more to these cartes de visite than meets the eye.
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.
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.
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.