The Gray Ghost always seemed to know where to scare up a little Yankee terror.
By Teri Johnson
The Hairy Nation Goes to War
The boys from Davis County, Iowa, were spoilin’ for a good fight.
By Robert B. Mitchell
Give Peace a Chance
Political has-beens gather to try to stop a secession juggernaut already out of control.
By Harold Holzer
The biggest obstacle to forging the new Confederacy was…states’ rights.
Hawthorne, Longfellow and Melville take issue with the new machines of war.
By Cynthia Wachtell
Seven Lives Altered by Shiloh
One big battle, seven individual destinies, hundreds of repercussions.
Civil War news and history
Take a Civil War tour—in Britain
Goodbye to one of the National Archives’ most faithful volunteers
The Rebels won at High Bridge, but it was still a bridge too far
A Civil War Chronology
Reliving South Mountain, late-blooming Rebels and a Duke fluke
Nothing keeps you on pins and needles like combat