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  • Poison gas claims complicate Syrian civil war

    April 12, 2014 8:09 PM

    BEIRUT (AP) - Both sides in Syria's bloody civil war said Saturday that a rural village fell victim to a poison gas attack, an assault that reportedly injured scores of people amid an ongoing international effort to rid the country of chemical weapons. What exactly happened Friday in Kfar Zeita,... more »
  • Forum to focus on Civil War in La.

    December 16, 2013 7:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Historic New Orleans Collection is planning a daylong forum on the Civil War in Louisiana. The sessions will be presented Jan. 25 in connection with the collection's annual Williams Research Symposium. The collection currently is showcasing two related exhibits: "Occupy New Orleans! Voices from the... more »
  • Exhibit at SLU focuses on Civil War

    November 11, 2013 9:45 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The traveling exhibit "Life and Limb: The Toll of the American Civil War" is on display in the lobby of Southeastern Louisiana University's Sims Memorial Library through Dec. 13. Curated by the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine, the exhibit explores the experiences of... more »
  • Renovations planned at Civil War museum

    March 19, 2012 6:35 AM

    MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - A major renovation at the Mansfield State Historic Site museum begins Monday. The Times reports the museum will be closed to the public through at least late April. Renovations include installation of lighting, flooring and wall treatments in preparation for new exhibits about the Civil War... more »
  • Nation begins 150th anniversary of Civil War

    April 12, 2011 5:36 AM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Cannons will boom in the wee hours around Charleston Harbor, recreating the bombardment of Fort Sumter that plunged the nation into the Civil War on April 12, 1861. The South Carolina ceremony Tuesday begins the four-year national commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the nation's bloodiest... more »
  • Civil War 150th anniversary marked this week

    April 11, 2011 9:35 AM

    FORT SUMTER NATIONAL MONUMENT (AP) - The opening salvo of the American Civil War will be recreated in the harbor of Charleston, S.C., as part of events marking this week's 150th anniversary of the start of the conflict. The island stronghold Fort Sumter will be the focus. Part of the... more »
  • Miss. preparing for its Civil War commemoration

    December 3, 2010 9:38 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - State and local tourism officials are hoping Civil War commemoration events, including re-enactments and conferences, will draw money-spending visitors to Mississippi over the next four years. The state will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the conflict from 2011 to 2015. "It is economic development. We want... more »
  • Re-enactors keep memory of black Civil War troops

    August 27, 2010 9:42 PM

    SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - The role of black Civil War troops in gaining the freedom of black Americans was pushed to a distant corner of the national memory for decades. But the little-known story of the more than 200,000 blacks who served in the Union forces is one that... more »
  • Weekend Rundown: November 06, 2009

    November 5, 2009 9:00 AM

    Didn't get your fill of tricks and treats? Head over to Parc International this Saturday where witches and flying monkeys come alive in "The Wizard of Oz". Movies in the Parc gets rolling at 7pm. You can get full on chili in New Iberia. From 10am-3pm on Saturday, City Park... more »

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