Charles A. Dana went wherever he was needed to act as Stanton's spy
Late in the war, General Josiah Gorgas advocated arming slaves to fight
Magnificent views of the city below created a real estate bonanza
General Daniel Ruggles turned his back on his Yankee roots to fight for the Confederacy
A Norwegian immigrant wrote letters home in his native language and invisible ink
For nearly six decades after Little Big Horn, George Custer's widow burnished the general's reputation and wrote movingly of reconciliation with former foes
Grant learns from his mistakes and finds comrades in command in Porter and Sherman
'Oh, the infamous wretches! It makes my blood run cold to witness the devastation that surrounds us!'