Two huge flags — one from the North, one from the South — drape the stage like a tattered curtain that never rises and never falls. The ragged flags loom over the proceedings like specters of carnage. They serve as a constant reminder of the toll that the American Civil War took on this nation as a contest that most pundits thought would end in a month dragged on for four years. Now, as the Civil War's sesquicentennial enters its second year, Metro... More >>>