One-hundred-and-fifty years ago, Americans went to war with themselves. Disunion, a New York Times opinion series, revisits and reconsiders the Civil War. In this interactive timeline, you can explore five years worth of the series's posts, organized by theme, key people and places. (Photo: Library of Congress)
The crazy winds of Hurricane Sandy uprooted a historic tree in New Haven, Connecticut, revealing a human skeleton that may date back to colonial times. Hartman says the tree was planted on the green in 1909 on the 100th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s birth. He says the remains likely belong to one of thousands of people buried there in Colonial times. The remains will be evaluated by the state medical examiner.
Jack Shirai (1900? - 1937) At the end of 1936, Shirai traveled to Spain to join the Abraham Lincoln Battalion as part of the 15th Brigade of the International Brigades. The Lincoln Battalion was a prime model of communist idealism, comprised mostly of troops from the working classes and led at one point by Oliver Law, the first African American to command white American troops.