Category: AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

The American Civil War threatened to split the United States asunder. From California to Virginia the nation divided itself over whether or not it supported…

The personalization of equipment goes back for centuries. The Greeks often had to supply their own armor so they usually added ridged elements that simulated…

Submarines did not become common in naval forces around the world until the 20th century. But one did exist in 1860s America during the Civil War–the…

Using insects – primarily maggots – to treat burns and wounds is a recognized, valid therapy. It is still used today to “debride” (clean) everything…

History has shown that a battle cry can be a powerful weapon. Not only does it create a feeling of unity among the ones performing…

Ivan Turchaninov was born in 1822 in the Don River region of southern Russia, and graduated in 1841 from the Imperial Military School in St.…

An old proverb dictates that, “revenge is a dish best served cold,” but to Southerner Jack Hinson, revenge tasted best when he was consumed with…

At Antietam—as with other Civil War battles—the most modern weaponry was employed, rifled muskets and long-range cannons that could lob a shell a mile distant.…

The Western Theater of the American Civil War brought its own challenges to defeating the southern Rebels. Fewer railroads and a sparser population spread left…

While Chancellorsville is often regarded as General Robert E. Lee’s greatest victory, many would be surprised to know that after the battle he remarked “We…

The American Civil War, in contention with the Crimean War to be considered the first modern war, saw advances in warfare both on land and…

Battles don’t unfold as one might imagine. They don’t progress in orderly or predictable ways. Smack in the middle of the bloodiest day in U.S.…