Category: AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

Civil War Spies – The Bureau of Military Information

In 1959, Edwin C. Fishel of the National Security Agency found files concerning the  Bureau of Military Information within the records of the Army of…

Ironclad Warships Battle it Out – The Battle of Hampton Roads In The Civil War

The Battle of Hampton Roads was an American Civil War battle fought at the meeting point of three rivers very close to Chesapeake Bay. A showdown…

Civil War Spies: The Confederacy’s Vast Web of Intelligence and Disruption

Reliable Confederate spy records are hard to find. When Union troops were on their way to the South’s capital in Richmond, the Confederate Secretary of…

Deadliest Battles Of The American Civil War

The American Civil War is a devastating mark on the country’s history. The number of lives lost was substantial, and the social and economic repercussions,…

The Black Dispatches From the Civil War Spies

The typical Southern officer’s opinion of African Americans was that they were an inferior subhuman race, lacking in intelligence or cunning. Their ignorance and subsequent…

Top 4 Totally Effective Surprise Attacks in Military History

Surprise attacks and ambushes can turn the tide of war. More often than not, the side that has the larger base of industry or manpower…

At Last, This Civil War Veteran Will Receive a Proper Military Funeral

Jewett Williams was a soldier in the 20th Maine Regiment during the Civil War. He died in 1922 in a mental institution in Oregon, was…

There’s Lots of History to Experience When Visiting Gettysburg

Some of the soldiers who fought at Gettysburg spent time at Carlisle Barracks, which would later become the US Army War College founded by President…

The United States Navy’s First Submarine – Lost at Sea

The USS Alligator was the first known submarine of the United States Navy. But it wasn’t the first American submarine. That was the “Turtle,” a…

Heroes of America: The Red String Band who rebelled against the Confederacy in the Southern States

It is easy to think of wars from earlier centuries in rather simplistic terms, especially as they fade further into the past. The American Civil…

Top 10 True Innovations of the Civil War

You often hear about how the Civil War brought submarines, iron-clad ships, or the telegraph into play, but that’s not exactly true. While they are…

American Civil War: How The South Could Have Won (Watch)

General Lee’s army surrendered at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865 ending the American Civil War. It had been one of the bloodiest conflicts…