Civil War

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9:40 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Hearthside House in Lincoln Prepares for Battle

Battle scenes at Hearthside Mansion in Lincoln.

Friday is the first day of a three-day Civil War battle and camp reenactment weekend in Lincoln's historic Hearthside mansion.

Thousands of spectators are expected to attend the biennial reenactment, this year it will be called "The Road to Richmond;" a reference to the Union Army's attempts at taking the Confederate capital.

David Olstein, the museum manager for Hearthside House Museum, described a typical battle reenactment.

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1:20 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Stolen Civil War Sword on its Way Back to Brown University

A Civil War sword stolen from a Brown University collection in 1977 is on its way home.

Nearly 30 years after it disappeared from the university’s collection, a federal judge in Virginia has ruled that the Civil War sword must be returned to Brown.

The sword belonging to Col. Rush Hawking was reported stolen back in 1977.

The ruling tracks the sword’s journey over the decades through at least four private collections.

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8:43 am
Sat November 26, 2011

Rhode Island and the Civil War

The Soldiers and Sailors Civil War monument in downtown Providence.
Photo by Flo Jonic.

Rhode Island and the Civil War

PROVIDENCE, RI – This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. The battle to preserve the union and end slavery claimed more than 600,000 lives; two thirds of them from disease. It was a war in which Rhode Island - a strong abolitionist state - more than held its own. Listen to Rhode Island Public Radio's five-part series on the Civil War, reported by Flo Jonic.

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