News from the Civil War community
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
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'
Decades after soldiers were wounded, bits of lead showed up in X-rays, or simply appeared
Confederate veterans created shrines to memorialize the general and attract travelers' dollars
Dozens die as troop transport collides with barge hunting for John Wilkes Booth
The latest books on the Civil War
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
After the Civil War many dispirited Southerners rallied around Cullen Baker, a cold-blooded Arkansas killer they propped up as a defiant ex-Rebel who continued to champion the Lost Cause.
Exquisite jewelry carved in the shape of acorns presented to Julia Dent Grant