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.
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.