Canister and its forerunner grapeshot were the most fearsome artillery projectiles of the Civil War
The congressman did not start out a revolutionary; he became one
Memories, and two ancient trees, linger at Confederate General Leonidas Polk’s mansion, consumed in a postwar blaze
How does the iconic PBS series measure up three decades on?
A Stonewall Brigade captain recounts the savage July 3, 1863, fight for Culp’s Hill at Gettysburg
A handful of critical decisions altered the course of the 1862 Seven Days Campaign
The incredible story of thousands of soldier photographs and letters that never made it home
During its heyday, blockade running was a systematic and, for many, a lucrative operation run by a cartel of industrious merchant princes