Category: AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

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…

Robert E. Lee statue being hoisted in the air + the statue on a truck surrounded by people

The debate surrounding Civil War-era monuments in the United States has been gathering steam over the years. With movements like Black Lives Matter raising issues…

A statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee is seen in Market Street Park on April 1, 2021 in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Action is being taken in Charlottesville, Virginia, to remove statues of former Confederate American Civil War generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson from the…

Pauline Cushman

Pauline Cushman may have been considered a mediocre actress, but she’s seen as one of the most successful Union spies of the American Civil War.…

Volunteers reenact prisoners at Andersonville huddling around a fire.

A deadline is something ingrained in modern culture, establishing a time which something has to be completed by, whether that’s a payment, college work, or…