Civil War

History
12:38 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Seven Facts You Didn't Know About the Gettysburg Address

A depiction of President Abraham Lincoln delivering the "Gettysburg Address."
Credit Library of Congress

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Civil War contributor Thomas Martin Sobottke about the Gettysburg Address.

One-hundred fifty years ago today, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the "Gettysburg Address."

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History
10:33 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Essay: The Horror, Not Honor, of the Civil War

A Civil War re-enactment in Pennsylvania
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As the United States marks the 150th anniversary of noted Civil War battles, one form of commemoration – re-enactments – generally leave me with a feeling of discomfort.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Milwaukee Doctor from Syria Hopeful for Diplomatic End to Civil War

A Syrian refugee family from the Deir el Zour, Syria pauses in their doorway in a neighborhood with a high concentration of Syrian refugees in Beirut, Lebanon.
Credit Spencer Platt/Getty Images

A Syrian expatriate in Milwaukee is optimistic about a possible diplomatic solution to the crisis in his native country, after President Obama agreed to consider a plan by Russia.

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Arts & Culture
3:07 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Historian: Northern Free Blacks 'Spearheaded' Lead Up to Civil War

As we mark the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, we've heard a lot about the battles, the heroes, the death tolls.

But what we don't hear often enough is about the people who had the biggest stake in the war's outcome: African-Americans - both slaves and free persons.

University of Wisconsin historian Steve Kantrowitz argues that we often overlook the role of Northern free blacks in the lead up to the civil war. 

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Books
10:18 am
Thu August 29, 2013

True-to-Life Spies Threaten Union Cause in Civil War Novel

Thomas Martin Saturday's first story in the Eaton-Ellis series takes place in spring/summer of 1862, at the start of the Peninsula Campaign of the Civil War.
Credit Moving Train Books

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews author Thomas Martin Saturday.

A new historical novel features a murder mystery in the midst of the Civil War.

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