United We Stand
For Federal recruits, “Union” was more than an ideal. It was darn near everything.
By Gary W. Gallagher
How to Market a Milestone
Fifty years ago, Americans commemorated the war’s anniversary with a profusion of centennial kitsch.
It’s a hot day in Gettysburg, there’s a hole in the Yankee line and reinforcements are nowhere in sight. Who ya gonna call?
By Jeffrey Maciejewski
We Are All Rebels
If there were any question about which side his family was on, young Aleck Mouton set the record straight.
By Jim Bradshaw
Irvin McDowell’s Best-Laid Plans
The general was surprised by a fresh contingent of Rebels at Bull Run—or not.
By Harry Smeltzer
Civil War news and history
Lincoln’s changing views
Bring back historical fiction
What not to wear
Pillage and plunder in Alabama
A Civil War Chronology
An anniversary three-fer, harried horsemen, a capital defense and a study in military leadership
A trip to Vicksburg could earn a Union man a bloody shirt