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!'
Want to see where the battle was won? Visit the high ground on the Union right
The general expected to save the Confederate heartland made a series of poor tactical and strategic decisions
National Park Service program helps preserve historic structures and monuments
An Afghan War veteran laments the disappearance of hallowed landscape
David M. Potter's scholarship explains how the North saw Southern rhetoric as 'crying wolf'
Confederate veterans created shrines to memorialize the general and attract travelers' dollars
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As the conflict went on, conditions for captives became more and more inhumane
Much-maligned Yankee cavalry finally got the best of its Confederate rivals