On June 15, 1864, at Petersburg, Va., African American troops captured Confederate forts and defeated stereotypes.
Angela Zombek, assistant professor of history at University of North Carolina-Wilmington, grew interested in military prisons during a visit to Camp Chase.
When Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton called Joseph Holt into his office on July 18, 1862, it was to offer him the powerful post of judge advocate general.
Gone Fishing: Troops on both sides used improvised tackle to catch fish and supplement their army rations
Soldiers during the war would fish to supplement sometimes meager and unappetizing rations, and it was a common activity among troops in both armies.
A Missouri Confederate defies incredible injury at Corinth and Champion Hill
The nine-car train never traveled above 20 miles per hour to lend dignity to the mournful journey to Springfield.
As war clouds gathered over America, Israel Washburn, Maine’s newly elected governor, downplayed the danger to the republic in his 1861 inaugural address.
LeRoy Wiley Gresham, an invalid Georgia teenager kept a remarkable, insightful diary about the Civil War...and fruit.
Northerners believed that creating a capitalist economy was the first priority and felt, naively, that racial and political problems would solve themselves.
Fred Wilder Cross was so knowledgeable about the Civil War history of his home state of Massachusetts that a friend swore he could call the roll of many of its regiments from memory.