Civil War http://wfpl.org en No, Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman Didn't Plan the March to the Sea in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/no-ulysses-s-grant-and-william-tecumseh-sherman-didnt-plan-march-sea-louisville <p>At the corner of Second and Main streets in downtown Louisville, there's a historical marker honoring the old Galt House hotel* and its famous guests, among them, Union Army Generals Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman (<a href="http://www.biography.com/imported/images/Biography/Images/Profiles/S/William-Tecumseh-Sherman-9482051-1-402.jpg ">played here by Brian Cranston</a>).</p><p>The plaque says "Sherman and Grant met here March, 1864 to plan invasion that led to the 'March to the Sea.'"</p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Gabe Bullard 8874 at http://wfpl.org No, Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman Didn't Plan the March to the Sea in Louisville Remains of Indiana Civil War Veterans Get Permanent Home at Arlington http://wfpl.org/post/remains-indiana-civil-war-veterans-get-permanent-home-arlington <p></p><p>The cremated remains of two Civil&nbsp;War soldiers from Indiana have been given a final resting place at <a href="http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/Default.aspx">Arlington National Cemetery</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Union soldiers were brothers, </span>Zuinglius<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>Lycurgus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> McCormack. &nbsp; Their remains had sat on an Indianapolis funeral home shelf for more than 100 years, unclaimed and largely forgotten.</span></p> Thu, 09 May 2013 17:38:04 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 5323 at http://wfpl.org Remains of Indiana Civil War Veterans Get Permanent Home at Arlington Rogers Bill Seeks to Preserve Civil War Battlefield Site http://wfpl.org/post/rogers-bill-seeks-preserve-civil-war-battlefield-site Kentucky Congressman Hal Rogers has reintroduced legislation to preserve a Civil War site in southern Kentucky.<p> The bill seeks to recognize the Mill Springs Battlefield site in Pulaski and Wayne counties. The battle on Jan. 19, 1862, was the second largest in Kentucky. The fight resulted in a Union victory and blazeda trail for Union troops to move from Kentucky into Tennessee.<p> The measure calls for a National Park Service study on incorporating the battlefield into the national parks system. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:54:31 +0000 Associated Press 3498 at http://wfpl.org Rogers Bill Seeks to Preserve Civil War Battlefield Site Documentary Studies How America Coped With Civil War Deaths http://wfpl.org/post/documentary-studies-how-america-coped-civil-war-deaths Historians now estimate that 750,000 people died in the American Civil War, two-and-a-half percent of the population.<p> The Union and the Confederacy were both ill-equipped to deal with the carnage as the fighting escalated.<p> Filmmaker Ric Burns’ new documentary, <A href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/death/player/">Death and the Civil War</A>, which premieres tonight on public television, focuses on how the war forced Americans to improvise ways of coping with battlefield casualties and honoring their war dead.<p> <STRONG>Death and the Civil War</STRONG> airs tonight Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:32:03 +0000 Rick Howlett 1683 at http://wfpl.org Documentary Studies How America Coped With Civil War Deaths Battle of Perryville Sesquicentennial Approaching http://wfpl.org/post/battle-perryville-sesquicentennial-approaching This fall marks the 150<SUP>th </SUP>anniversary of Kentucky’s largest Civil War battle.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Planning is well underway for the October re-enactment of the <A href="http://www.perryvillebattlefield.org/html/commemoration_2012.html">Battle of Perryville</A>.<p> It was one of the bloodiest battles of the entire Civil War, with more than seven thousand casualties. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Rick Howlett 1360 at http://wfpl.org Battle of Perryville Sesquicentennial Approaching