Category: AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

Fort Sumter, Where The American Civil War Began, Should be Turned into a National Park

Senator Tim Scott is asking that the location where the Civil War started to be elevated to that of a national park. Scott, a Republican,…

The Slave Who Stole A Confederate Ship, Met President Lincoln & Bought His Master’s House

In 1862, Robert Smalls stole a Confederate ship, gave it to the Union Army, freed slaves, and met President Abraham Lincoln. After the war, he…

The Most Effective Female Spies of the American Civil War

Rose Greenhow Just before Virginia’s secession, the governor of that state John Letcher wanted to set up a spy network while he was still able…

Must-See American Civil War Sites To Visit Today

The American Civil War was one of the bloodiest wars fought on American soil. Many of the war sites found throughout the eastern half of…

From the Vikings to Vietnam – Five Wars in Which Drugs Fuelled the Fighting

Drugs have a long history as part of war. These days, their main role is a medicinal one, but down the centuries they have often…

Civil War Spies: The Secret, Underground Peace Societies Of The American Civil War

Though we may think of the South as a unified place in which the Confederacy was born and fought for, it was a place divided…

Five Women Who Played Vital Roles in the American Civil War

While in most modern cultures women have only been permitted to officially participate in warfare for a few decades at most, that has never prevented…

The Life of Harriet Tubman – Civil War Nurse, Spy, Soldier and Activist

Harriet Tubman was born Araminta Ross in Dorchester County, Maryland. She was also known by the nickname “Moses” due to her success in leading slaves…

It’s True! After the Battle of Shiloh Some Civil War Soldiers Actually Glowed in the Dark

There are many remarkable stories of the American Civil War. One of the most remarkable is the story of the soldiers who glowed in the…

First African-American To Recieve The Medal Of Honor Did So With The 54th Massachusetts At Fort Wagner

Once Hollywood got a hold of war it is often impossible for the average person to separate fact from fiction.  And yet, if we look…

The Worst American General Ever: “A General Who Never Won a Battle or Lost a Court-Martial”

The Title of “worst general in U.S. History” is certainly not one to aspire to, but where there have been the greats like Patton and…

Be Thankful For Modern Medicine – The Army Itch And Other Scary Civil War Maladies

Disease accounted for the deaths of 65% of Union soldiers and 62% of Confederates during the Civil War. Those high numbers beat out all other…