Coalition of slaveholders and conservative abolitionists offered black Americans a land of 'liberty'
Linda Wommack traces the role her great-grand-uncle Bob Womack played in the rise of Colorado's famed Cripple Creek mining district
News from the Civil War community
On November 22, 1718, infamous Blackbeard the Pirate meets his bloody end in North Carolina after a long career of murdering, thieving and pillaging.
In 1954 Marilyn Monroe left her honeymoon with Yankees slugger Joe DiMaggio to entertain the troops in Korea. She later said it was the first time she “felt like a star.”
The general expected to save the Confederate heartland made a series of poor tactical and strategic decisions
Obscure Union general learns that only hard, long fighting and logistics will win the war
Obscure poet ginned up fake reviews, posed for sexy photos, and used a private Emerson quote as a blurb
Gilbert Elliott was only 19 when he oversaw construction of the fearsome warship
Lee was impressed by the young major general's success in pushing Union troops through Gettysburg
National Park Service program helps preserve historic structures and monuments