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Following the horrific events in Charlottesville, where white supremacists showed up in a breathtaking display of hate, the focus has turned to the presence of over 1,500 monuments to the Confederacy, which litter public spaces throughout the South. Six are here in Arizona. Read more»

The Baltimore City Council voted unanimously Monday to remove two monuments of the Civil War era, a double-equestrian sculpture of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson and a statue of Roger Taney, the Supreme Court justice who authored the Dred Scott decision. Above, the empty pedestal after Taney was taken away.

The city’s removal of Confederate statues in the dead of night was Baltimore’s latest attempt to make peace with the ghosts of the Civil War. Read more»

Women places flowers at a grave at the Memphis National Cemetery on Friday in Memphis, Tenn.

There will be barbecue and maybe, you'll spend a few moments to reflect on what Memorial Day is really about: remembering those who gave their lives in service. But the national holiday, celebrated since 1868, is more than just a long weekend to kick off the summer. Read more»

Re-enactment of the Battle of Picacho Pass in March.

Now it's a place for hiking or to stop at Dairy Queen but 150 years ago Sunday, it was the site of a small but violent engagement between Union and Confederate troops. Read more» 1