General Daniel Ruggles turned his back on his Yankee roots to fight for the Confederacy
Radical Republicans pushed for aggressive military policy, emancipation, and Western expansion
A Norwegian immigrant wrote letters home in his native language and invisible ink
The war’s closing hours erupted in this southern seat
Patricia O’Toole compellingly explains how a moralizing outlook drove Woodrow Wilson’s presidency, from WWI to handling domestic politics.
Two empty freight train cars fell into the Potomac River, closing sites including John Brown's Fort and The Point
Two of the 11th Connecticut's officers died in gallant rush on Burnside Bridge
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
Confederate officers' wounded pride leads to fury, insults, and senseless murder
Accused of drunkenness at Second Bull Run even though evidence showed he suffered multiple epileptic seizures
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!'
Nearly five decades after the war, Southern officer remembers the confrontation that led to Federal retreat