Category: AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

Black Confederate Soldiers Honored With a New Plaque at Confederate Memorial Park

The Hillsborough Country Confederate Veterans Memorial Park hosted a memorial service led by the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV). The group unveiled a commemorative plaque…

5 Battles Where Fighting Spirit Overcame the Odds

Battles can be lost for a hundred different reasons. Poor numbers, unwise strategy, inferior weapons, the list goes on. But just occasionally, a fighting force…

10 Surprising Facts About the American Civil War

The American Civil War was fought from April 12th, 1861 to May 9th, 1865 between the Confederate States and the Union. Most believe it was…

A Bloody New Year – Battle of Stones River In The American Civil War

It was cold at the turning of the year in Murfreesboro, right in the middle of the state of Tennessee. The little town nestled under…

The 6 Most Fascinating Pieces Of Technology Used In The American Civil War

Wars throughout the decades have been accelerators of new technology. However, looking at the American Civil War, it is not what we see today. The…

When The Country Fell Apart During The American Civil War, So Did West Point

When the country fell apart, West Point was not immune to the bitterness and divisive political atmosphere. Most of the commanders on both sides of…

Damn the Torpedoes- Full Speed Ahead

The Battle of Mobile Bay was a naval battle of the American Civil War, which held great strategic importance in the summer of 1864. It was…

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…

5 Flaws That Ruined Stonewall Jackson’s Brilliance

General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson is widely regarded as one of the greatest tactical commanders in American military history. Though it was his solid determination…

Jack Hinson: A Civil War Sniper Hell Bent on Revenge

John W. “Jack” Hinson, better known as “Old Jack” to his family, was a prosperous farmer in Stewart County, Tennessee. A non-political man, he opposed…

5 Battles Where Fighting Spirit Overcame the Odds

Battles can be lost for a hundred different reasons. Poor numbers, unwise strategy, inferior weapons, the list goes on. But just occasionally, a fighting force…

The 12 Best Civil War Movies

150 years after its end, the Civil War remains one of the most important events in American history. It has been depicted countless times in…