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Civil War

Snoozing Through Georgia

by Ann Morrow July 3, 2013


  During the Civil War era, “copperhead” was slang for Northerners who sympathized with the Confederate cause. There were even copperheads in New York state, though not all of them were against emancipation. But some were, ...

An Irrepressible Conflict: The Empire State in the Civil War

by The Staff September 21, 2012


This weekend—and, yes, you can drop by on Sunday again—the New York State Museum will open an ambitious exhibit dedicated to examining the place of the Empire State in the greatest conflict ever fought on ...

New York State Museum

History Lecture

by John Rodat April 20, 2011

Never before has a Wikipedia page had such star power. Unlike many movies based on real events, Robert Redford’s new courtroom drama, The Conspirator, can pretty convincingly claim historical accuracy. This account of the trial of ...