Thousands of United States Colored Troops made the march to Appomattox, but no identified photograph of any of them has been found. Until now.
Gideon Welles’ diary offers frank, real-time insights from the center of power.
During the Civil War, Frederick Law Olmsted left landscape design behind to help create the U.S. Sanitary Commission
As the sesquicentennial of the Civil War draws to a close, historian James McPherson urges Americans to retain the lessons from that nation-shaping conflict.
The senator began his interrogation with an innocuous question: “Where is your present residence?” “Lexington, Virginia,” the witness replied. “How long have you resided at...
Virginia Mennonites helped Unionists escape the Confederacy on an underground railroad. Now their modern-day kin reveal the long hidden story
In "Copperhead," his third film about the Civil War, director Ron Maxwell eschews the battlefield to create a film that examines the Yankee home front and Northerners who opposed "Mr. Lincoln's War."
Patrick Hallinan, executive director of Arlington National Cemetery, discusses the sesquicentennial of America's most hallowed ground and plans for its future.
American Indians and the Civil War accounts for the 20,000 Indian participants on both sides of that nation-splitting conflict.
Handsome photography, fun facts, and compelling stories for the military history fans on your list
A new novel conjures the surreal and grisly Battle of the Wilderness
Why Robert E. Lee sat for photographer Mathew Brady so soon after Appomattox
What to do with captured guns?
John Bell Hood’s success at Chickamauga proves costly The Confederacy suffered three staggering military disasters in July 1863. Stunned Southerners struggled to grasp the unthinkable. General...
Snubbed by the Washington elite, the first lady found emotional support in the company of her dressmaker There’s a nighttime scene in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln in which the president tells an...
As Union forces closed in on Vicksburg, residents took to the hills To escape Union bombardments during the 47-day Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., in 1863, civilians retreated to caves dug into the hillsides...