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Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 8:00 AM

On a Virginia landscape clouded by smoke and fire—and confusion—troops led by Grant and Lee met for several bloody days in combat that set the stage for Grant’s march to Spotsylvania Court House. Retrace their steps with Civil War historian Ed Bearss in this day-long tour.

Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 8:00 AM

A single shot in Ford’s Theater on an April night 1865 set off a dramatic chain of events, one of the most sensational of which was John Wilkes Booth’s flight from Washington. Civil War historian Ed Bearss traces his path from the District to Maryland to the Virginia barn where he met his death.

Friday, June 6, 2014 at 6:45 PM

You know Ed Bearss as an indefatigable Civil War tour guide, but that’s just one aspect of this remarkable man. Join director David Currey and Ed at a screening of a new documentary portrait of a man for whom a love of history has always been way of life.

Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Jerrell's Mill, Anderson's Ford, Beaver Dam Station, and Ground Squirrel Bridge may be among the Civil War’s lesser-known battle sites, but in May 1984, they were some of the locations where Union and Confederate cavalry troops clashed as they made their way to a final confrontation at the Battle of Yellow Tavern. Historians Ed Bearss and Gregg Clemmer retrace the campaign.

Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Get a new perspective on the tragic events of April 15, 1865, as Anthony S. Pitch leads a history walk through Civil War-era Washington based on his book They Have Killed Papa Dead! The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Get a new perspective on the tragic events of April 15, 1865, as Anthony S. Pitch leads a history walk through Civil War-era Washington based on his book They Have Killed Papa Dead! The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 8:00 AM

A single shot in Ford’s Theater on an April night 1865 set off a dramatic chain of events, one of the most sensational of which was John Wilkes Booth’s flight from Washington. Civil War historian Ed Bearss traces his path from the District to Maryland to the Virginia barn where he met his death.

Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 8:00 AM

In May 1864, a series of bloody conflicts near Virginia’s Spotsylvania Court House interrupted Grant’s advance on the Confederate capital. Civil War historian Ed Bearss covers a number of the area’s battle sites, including the aptly named Bloody Angle, which saw some the war’s most ferocious sustained combat.

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