Category: AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

Members of the U.S. Colored Troops standing at attention around an American Civil War memorial

The county of Culpeper in Virginia has unveiled a memorial dedicated to three African American soldiers who were executed by members of the Confederate Army…

The candy industry and the civil war

The American Civil War brought about the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people and was one of the first indicators of what modern advances…

The life of Robert Smalls is an epic underdog story of an illiterate slave from South Carolina who managed to free himself by escaping from…

Turks and Anzac Troops Truce

Apart from a few exceptions, truces and ceasefires are not normally known to be eventful, with most consisting of either a white flag or the…

Loreta Janeta Velázquez and her husband Lieutenant Harry Buford

The life of Loreta Janeta Velázquez is one of adventure, twists, and turns. She was born in the mid-1800s, and later disguised herself and fought…

Confederate bullet

The sheer scale of the American Civil War meant many seemingly improbable events happened. Some of these include bullets colliding and fusing in mid-air, a…

Top half of the Robert E. Lee statue in harnesses

The statue of Confederate Army general Robert E. Lee that stood over Richmond, Virginia’s Monument Avenue has been removed from its pedestal. The removal of…

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin standing behind a podium + the entrance to Fort Bragg

The Pentagon has asked for the public’s help in renaming military installations named after Confederate Army soldiers. The request follows the passing of the Defense…

Robert E Lee Statue

It was early September in 1862, and General Robert E. Lee was drafting plans for his Confederate invasion of Maryland. Lee drew up a detailed…

Robert E. Lee statue surrounded by concrete barriers

Virginia’s Supreme Court has unanimously ruled on the fate of the 21-foot-tall statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Richmond. The state capital served…

A petition calling for Fort Benning to be renamed “Fort Moore” after Lieutenant General Harold “Hal” Moore and his wife, Julie, has gained steam. It…

An air balloon and gunfire is not something you’d usually want to mix together, but the Union Army certainly did so with respectable results during…