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Re-enactors re-create the Battle of Appomattox Court House as part of the 150th anniversary of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Discovery Gives New Ending To A Death At The Civil War's Close

Hannah Reynolds, a slave, was the only civilian killed in the Battle of Appomattox Court House during the Civil War. A new discovery suggests, contrary to earlier belief, that she died a free woman.

Re-enactors re-create the Battle of Appomattox Court House as part of the 150th anniversary of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Discovery Gives New Ending To A Death At The Civil War's Close

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Federal investigators search for evidence at the scene of the Amtrak Sunset Limited wreckage near Hyder, Ariz., the day after the derailment. Eric Drotter/AP hide caption

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20 Years Later, Sabotage Of Amtrak's Sunset Limited Still A Mystery

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Poet Allen Ginsberg reads his poem "Howl" outside the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., Oct. 19, 1994, before a hearing on the constitutionality of a FCC policy restricting indecent material. Dennis Cook/AP hide caption

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I Saw The All-Stars Of Our Generation Honor Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl'

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