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‘Lincoln’ Leads Oscars With 12 Nominations

The Civil War saga “Lincoln” leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture, director for Steven Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/10/2013


Detroit History: Courageous Michigan Bluecoats Deserved Better

It was the privates and corporals who paid with their blood in the Civil War’s first great battle — the killing field of Shiloh, Tennessee.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/01/2011

Event Notices From August 26-28

The latest event and meeting notices from Michigan’s technology-focused companies, institutions and organizations

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/28/2011

The Dodworth Saxhorn Band. (credit:

Birmingham Civil War Commemoration Unites Original 4 Communities

Historical society representatives from Bloomfield, Royal Oak, Southfield, and Troy townships will be gathering together again after 144 years to remember the sacrifices made by Civil War soldiers from their respective communities.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/07/2011

The Dodworth Saxhorn Band. (credit:

Civil War Remembrance Invades Downtown Milford

On June 25-26 The Huron Valley Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration will transform downtown Milford’s Central Park in observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/25/2011


Civil War Remembrance At Greenfield Village

Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, Memorial Day weekend, at Greenfield Village during Civil War Remembrance, May 28-30.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2011

Belle Isle Bridge

Joe Donovan’s Detroit History: The Johnny Rebs Across The River

As Detroit first made its mark as “Arsenal of Democracy,” Confederate secret agents soon flooded Windsor to sabotage the Northern Civil War effort by luring Americans to desert and dodge the draft.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/21/2011

Recruiting poster for the New York Cavalry (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Joe Donovan’s Detroit History: It’s War! And Detroit Is Ready To Fight

One hundred fifty years ago Detroiters clamored to join the Union Army to help defeat the Southern Rebels before the war ended in a few months, overflowing President Lincoln’s Michigan quota.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/20/2011

Historical Literature For Kids

Newberry Award Winning children’s writer Jean Fritz published her first history book for kids, The Cabin Faced West, in 1958.