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November 19, 2014 3:49 pm
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The watercolor portrait of novelist Jane Austen sold for $270,561 recently at Sotheby’s London.

January 21, 2014 9:31 am
Images of Christmases past

Images of Christmases past

The yuletide spirit arrived in Somalia on Christmas Eve with a shipment of evergreens, snacks, and newspapers from the people of Philadelphia for the American troops on duty in Operation Restore Hope on Dec. 24, 1992 in Mogadishu. Enjoying their Christmas gifts are, from left, Lance Cpl. Jac…

December 02, 2013 2:21 pm
Editorial: 150 years after Gettysburg, the work of the Civil War remains

Editorial: 150 years after Gettysburg, the work of the Civil War remains

On a hot and humid afternoon 150 years ago today, 12,500 Confederate soldiers made a suicidal assault across three-quarters of a mile of open field against Union troops lodged behind fortifications south of a southern Pennsylvania town named Gettysburg.

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Battle of Gettysburg shows that choices matter

Editor's note: On July 1, 1863, federal troops began firing on Confederate infantry at the start of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Union Gen. Nathaniel Lyon

Union Gen. Nathaniel Lyon

Union Gen. Nathaniel Lyon. In 1861, Missouri militia Gen. David Frost surrendered the pro-Southern militia in St. Louis to Lyon on the site of today's St. Louis University. Missouri History Museum image

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University of Arizona professor expected to testify in ex-Guatemalan dictator's trial

University of Arizona professor expected to testify in ex-Guatemalan dictator's trial

For Sebastian Quinac the trial of Guatemala's former dictator accused of genocide will shed light on a very dark chapter in his country's past.

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State's Civil War role to be relived

State's Civil War role to be relived

"Union" soldiers disappear in a cloud of gun smoke during a past Civil War re-enactment at Picacho Peak. This weekend's event will include historical demonstrations of cavalry and artillery, plus music and entertainment.

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State's Civil War role to be relived

State's Civil War role to be relived

War is civil only when the guns have no bullets.

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Thomas and Eliza O'Flaherty

Thomas and Eliza O'Flaherty

Thomas and Eliza O'Flaherty of St. Louis. Thomas O'Flaherty, a member of the Pacific Railroad board of directors, was killed in the Gasconade wreck. One of their children became novelist Kate Chopin. Missouri History Museum image

November 02, 2012 9:08 amLoading…
Look Back 1014

Look Back 1014

Alonzo Slayback, a lawyer in St. Louis when he was shot to death in the Post-Dispatch office in 1882. Slayback was a Confederate cavalry officer who had ridden with Gen. Sterling Price, a former Missouri governor, during the last major rebel raid into the state in 1864. Slayback settled in S…

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Confrontation brewing over Walmart near Civil War battle site

RICHMOND, Va. - Nearly 150 years after Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant fought in northern Virginia, a conflict over the area is taking shape in a courtroom.

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