Category: AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

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…

Strange Military Truces and How They Happened

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 disguised herself as a man to fight alongside her husband in the 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 General Martin Green Bragged About His Invincibility, he was Quickly Proven Wrong

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…

Robert E. Lee Statue Removed From Richmond, Virginia Following State Supreme Court Decision

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…