American Civil War | War History

Cannonballs, Sword Dating Back to American Civil War Discovered in South Carolina River

View of the Congaree River + Portrait of William T. Sherman

While cleaning the Congaree River in South Carolina of toxic material, Dominion Energy made a historic discovery: hundreds of artifacts dating back to the American…

111-Year-Old Time Capsule Could Be Buried Beneath Confederate Memorial At Arlington National Cemetery

Confederate Memorial standing above Confederate graves at Arlington National Cemetery

Is there a 111-year-old time capsule buried beneath the Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery? According to those who spoke with South Carolina’s The Post…

Morgan Freeman, Kevin Costner Civil War-Era Spy Series Given Green Light Amid SAG-AFTRA Strike

Morgan Freeman and Kevin Costner as Robin Hood and Azeem Edin Bashir Al Bakir in 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves'

While many Hollywood projects have been paused by the ongoing SAG-AFTRA and writers strikes, a series under the helm of actors Kevin Costner and Morgan…

Majority of Lawsuit Aimed At Stopping the Melting Down of Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee Statue Dismissed

Robert E. Lee statue being lifted into the air

A civil lawsuit aimed at stopping a Charlottesville museum from melting down a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has suffered another hit in…

Hoard of American Civil War-Era Coins Worth $2 Million Discovered In Kentucky Corn Field

Close-up of a corn field

A discovery dating back to the mid-1800s has been made in rural Kentucky. A man, who’s chosen to remain anonymous, has unearthed a hoard of…

Retired Soldiers ‘Strenuously Object’ to Removal of Confederate Names from National Ranger Memorial

75th Ranger Regiment personnel standing in front of the National Ranger Memorial

Over 100 retired US Army Rangers have signed a letter to Congress, in which they “strenuously object to the defacement and desecration of the National…

Sherman’s Neckties: The Ingenious Union Tactic That Immobilized the Confederates

Sherman's Necktie laid out on the grass + Military portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman

Sherman’s Neckties – also known as Sherman’s Bowties, Jeff Davis’s Neckties and Sherman’s Hairpins – were railway destruction tactics used by the Union Army during…

The Second Battle of Fort Wagner Proved the 54th Infantry Regiment Had the Chops

Still from 'Glory'

The 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment proved their bravery and courage in fighting against Confederate forces at Fort Wagner.

Discover the Civil War-Era Military Facility Located Beneath Alcatraz

Aerial view of Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island, located in San Francisco Bay, is best known for housing Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary. While the prison is what makes the area famous, its…

Naming Commission Calling for Removal of Confederate Monument at Arlington National Cemetery

Front view of the Confederate monument at Arlington National Cemtery

A Confederate bronze and granite statue that overlooks a portion of Arlington National Cemetery is among the monuments being recommended for removal by the Congressional…

The Short Career of the Civil War-Era Double-Barreled Cannon

Double-barreled cannon on display

The double-barreled cannon is as cool as it sounds. It can shoot two cannon balls at the same time that, when attached by a chain,…

Historic Deception and Camouflage Techniques Used By Militaries

Dummy tank on display

Deception and military subterfuge have been used throughout history. The aim is to give armies the upper hand by tricking the enemy. The practice dates…