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  • Well Armed

    At the West Point Foundry, an ordnance genius engineered devastating cannons At the beginning of the 19th century, it was unthinkable for a nation to try to wage war or establish...

  • Fistful of Firepower

    The LeMat was a self-contained arsenal of devastation. With a revolving cylinder that held a daunting nine rounds and a secondary barrel that contained a load of buckshot or a...

  • Movie Review: The Birth of a Nation

    The Birth of a Nation, Fox Searchlight Photos, 120 minutes, 2016 Slavery seems to be making a comeback, in Hollywood at least. On the big screen and on television, a real...

  • Havoc in Maryland

    A bold rebel cavalry raid falls short at a mountain crossroads. On August 1, 1864, war arrived with a vengeance in the western Maryland town of Cumberland. Days earlier,...


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Published since 1987, America’s Civil War strives to deliver to our readers the best articles on the most formative and tumultuous period of American history — the Civil War. Noted authors present the many battles, personalities and fascinating stories of the period.