Joseph Bailey built bulwarks to trap water, then let loose the rising flood and saved the Union fleet
Destroyed in the war, isolated Virginia rail junction was rebuilt in a spirit of reconciliation
Changes in technology and lust for battle information led to the birth of modern American journalism.
Life of wealth, privilege didn’t keep one ‘angel’ from giving all for the wounded
A bitter feud between Generals John Gibbon and Joshua Owen, opposites in every regard, roiled the Army of the Potomac during the war. One would pay a dear price.
America’s history has been frequently marked by contentious relations between the government and the press.