News From the Civil War Community
The U.S. launches into a nuclear standoff with the USSR over Soviet missiles in Cuba.
Christopher Klein recounts how Civil War veterans blustered themselves into believing that kidnapping Canada would impel Britain to free Ireland
He rallied the troops at Cedar Creek, but he was prone to tactical lapses and claimed credit due others
The Confederate president's trial was bungled from beginning to end
'I was sleeping when the first missile hit the ship'
Leathernecks witnessed the assassination and played a role in the roundup of the conspirators
Small force of Navy ships battled Confederate guns to keep the Potomac open for traffic
Bad roads and mountains made ditches and locks the most modern mode of transportation—for a while