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The Senate passed the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes a provision to establish a Manhattan Project National Historical Park at Los Alamos, N.M. ; Hanford , Wa. ; and Oak Ridge, Tn. , by a vote of 89-11.
150 years ago, Kingsport's fall opened the door for Union advance into SW Va.
Related: Vigil camp, ceremony scheduled at Netherland Inn to mark battle's anniversaryIn the winter of 1864 materials for the Confederate war effort were in short supply. Among the most important items needed were salt, used to preserve meat, and potassium nitrate, used in the manufacture of gun powder. Both were found in Saltville, and lead from mines in Wytheville and Marion were used in ...