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Arlington Co. Aims to Save Historic Garden Apartments

The Arlington County Board is getting ready to approve a comprehensive list of historic commercial and apartment buildings. It's the first such list to be created anywhere in the region.

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July 4th Festivities Hint At Coming Civil War Celebration In Manassas

Residents in the city of Manassas in Northern Virginia say last weekend's July Fourth holiday had a special buzz to it, mainly because of the city's coming commemoration of the start of the Civil War later this month.

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Lincoln Letters Head to Auction

Letters written by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and President Abraham Lincoln are headed to auction, revealing each man's deeply felt views as the Civil War divided the nation.

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Richmond Begins Restoring Former Slave Burial Ground

The city of Richmond is working to build a memorial to slaves believed to be buried at a site in Virginia's capital city. For years, the site was covered by a paved parking lot, but this spring, the city removed the asphalt to clear the way for a memorial.

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Webb Wants More Preservation Money For Civil War Sites

Senator Jim Webb of Virginia is among a group of four senators seeking more federal dollars for Civil War battlefield preservation.

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150 Years Since Civil War: A Look At How Water, Heat Affected Soldiers

This year, during the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, we have been bringing you stories about those early months and skirmish, as well as how people are studying and commemorating them. Today's report is on how water and heat may have affected the ultimate outcome of the war.

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