Category: AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

Rose O’Neal: The Confederate Spy Who Drowned Because Of Her Dress And A Pile Of Gold

Civil War Rowboat

While the Civil War was fought between the North and South, a person’s geographic location did not necessarily determine the side one took. Rose O’Neal…

The Evolution of Sea Mines and Their Impact on War

Three German soldiers sitting atop a pile of sea mines

Sea mines are some of the most terrifying and destructive weapons at a navy’s disposal. Capable of wreaking havoc on fleets, they’re a staple of…

The Most Iconic Last Words in Military History: General John Sedgwick

General John Sedgwick was a United States military general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Known as a dependable and brave man,…

Four US Presidents Who Were Battle-Hardened Generals

Andrew Jackson + Ulysses S. Grant + Zachary Taylor + Theodore Roosevelt

Considering the President of the United States is the Commander-in-Chief, it’s surprising military experience is not a requirement for the job. Despite this, many former…

Here’s How Much US Troops Were Paid In Every War

Soldier saluting the American flag

Being a member of the US Army is one of the most valiant careers a person can choose. However, the job hasn’t always paid as…

Five Celebrated Military Commanders Who Might Not Live Up To Their Hype

Portrait of George Washington + William Halsey yelling + George Patton in military uniform

Nearly all notable military leaders are surrounded by controversy, usually from those who think they were great – and those who think they weren’t. As…

Second Capsule Located Within Pedestal of Richmond’s Robert E. Lee Statue

Robert E. Lee statue being hoisted off of its pedestal with harnesses

A second capsule has been located within the pedestal of the Robert E. Lee statue that once stood over Richmond, Virginia’s Monument Avenue. The discovery…

Capsule Within Base of Robert E. Lee Statue Reveals Books, Silver Coin

Bust of Robert E. Lee Statue in harnesses

Experts with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources have opened a capsule found within the pedestal of the Robert E. Lee statue removed from Richmond…

Robert E. Lee Statue to Be Melted Down, Turned Into Art

Statue of Robert E. Lee atop a horse being lifted

A decision has been made regarding the fate of Charlottesville’s Robert E. Lee statue. The center of 2017’s Unite the Right rally and 2020’s Black…

Memorial for Black Soldiers Killed By Confederates Unveiled In Virginia

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…

How the American Civil War helped shape the modern candy industry

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…

Robert Smalls: The Slave Who Stole A Warship, Escaped The Confederates, And Became A U.S. Congressman

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…