Civil War http://ripr.org en Hearthside House in Lincoln Prepares for Battle http://ripr.org/post/hearthside-house-lincoln-prepares-battle <p>Friday is the first day of a three-day Civil War battle and camp reenactment weekend in Lincoln's historic Hearthside mansion.</p><p>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.</p><p></p><p>David Olstein, the museum manager for Hearthside House Museum, described a typical battle reenactment.</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:40:01 +0000 Dori Rahhbar 21616 at http://ripr.org Hearthside House in Lincoln Prepares for Battle Stolen Civil War Sword on its Way Back to Brown University http://ripr.org/post/stolen-civil-war-sword-its-way-back-brown-university <p>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.</p><p>The sword belonging to Col. Rush Hawking was reported stolen back in 1977.</p><p></p><p>The ruling tracks the sword’s journey over the decades through at least four private collections.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 05:20:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 16808 at http://ripr.org Stolen Civil War Sword on its Way Back to Brown University Rhode Island and the Civil War http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-and-civil-war <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53532384f3ce4-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53532384f3ce4-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53532384f3ce4-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wrni/local-wrni-994850.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>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.</p> Sat, 26 Nov 2011 13:43:20 +0000 5496 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island and the Civil War