The Billinghurst Requa Battery, a breechloading gun, consisted of 25 horizontally arrayed barrels and required a crew of three to work it.
In June 1864 two of the Civil War’s fiercest cavalry commanders faced off at Trevilian Station, Virginia.
Hoping to smash the entire Union Navy, the Confederacy tried to buy the most lethal fleet afloat
As Grant focused on taking Vicksburg, he found compassion to combat a contraband crisis
The soldiers of governor Andrew Curtin’s unique Pennsylvania reserves division were some of the best fighters in the army of the Potomac
Mosby’s Rangers had a raucous 1864 Independence Day at Point of Rocks, Md.