CWT Online Special
Published: March 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm
Published: February 07, 2012 at 11:48 am
A letter from Pvt. William Christie, 1st Minnesota Battery, to his father. Christie's battery lost three men killed and six men wounded.
I supposed you have heard of the great battle on the 6th and 7th of this month. …
Published: February 07, 2012 at 11:20 am
On April 6, 1862, following the first day of fighting, General Ulysses Grant ordered Union gunboats on the Tennessee River to fire broadsides all through the night, in an effort to unnerve the enemy. John S. Cockerill of the 70th …
Published: February 01, 2011 at 3:24 pm
A skirmish near the tip of Virginia’s Peninsula served as a harbinger of the four-year bloodbath to come.
Published: August 25, 2010 at 4:34 pm
A veteran of Antietam spent his life collecting accounts of the war’s most horrific fighting
Published: December 07, 2009 at 8:51 am
Going down to town,
I'm going down to town,
Going down to the Lynchburg Town,
To take my tobacco down.
Times a-getting hard,
Money getting sca'ce,
Pay me for them tobacco, boys,…
Published: August 18, 2009 at 9:57 am
This monument marks the 9th Massachusetts Battery's initial position along the Wheatfield Road at Gettysburg. The artillerymen conducted a fighting retreat with their 12-pounder Napoleons to the Trostle Farm in the background. For more information visit:
Published: August 18, 2009 at 8:36 am
Abraham Lincoln posed for several famous photographs at Alexander Gardner's Washington, D.C., gallery on November 8, 1863: one with his private secretaries John Nicolay and John Hay, and another full-face close-up that showed the steely-eyed president staring directly into the …