Marcellus M. Crocker was on his way to high command until a terrible disease ended his military career
Texans' futile battle for access to gold and Pacific ports
An Iron Brigade captain recounts his regiment's epic Gettysburg fight
'I would rather go there and run the chances of being Shot than Stay here all Summer.'
Though most historians call him a crybaby, documents show Washington deliberately withheld needed matériel
A few of our favorite locations on the war's most gory single-day battlefield