Semper Fi at First Bull Run
Marines Join the Fray in the War’s First Major Battle
South Carolina takes on the Feds
The birth of the states' rights movement can be traced to the Tariff of 1828.
Seeds of conflict
The convergence of cotton and new farm technology made the Southern economy flourish.
Missouri Compromise exposed the raw nerve of slavery
Missouri Compromise: Problem arose when Missouri wanted to join the Union with slavery, threatening the balance between free and slave states.
Battle of Perryville
The 21st Wisconsin Infantry Regiment's Harrowing Fight