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  • Franklin’s Great Escape

    Major General William B. Franklin was a Union corps commander in various theaters during the war, but battlefield success typically eluded him. ...

  • Hell on the Home Front

    For many Southern civilians, Union occupation was sheer cruelty. That was how Bettie Blackmore recounted the terrifying night of February 11, 1863....

  • War On The Water: Miracle at Sabine Pass

    Before dawn on September 8, 1863, the gunners of Company F, 1st Texas Heavy Artillery—known as the Davis Guards, in honor of the Confederate president—aimed their contingent...

  • Valley of Despair: The hardships of war strained Southern patriotism

    In the months that followed the July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, the Confederacy saw its capacities weakening dramatically. In every community and in every regiment, people asked...


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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.