In this article, we continue our analysis of the Vicksburg Campaign and Grant's series of expeditions into the bayous of the Vicksburg region.
In this new series we will analyze the Vicksburg Campaign. The first installment will look at the beginnings of the campaign and the war in the west.
The Battle of Perryville took place on October 8, 1862. Union forces under Don Carlos Buell met Confederate forces under Braxton Bragg at Perryville, KY.
Lincoln and Mary Todd, a love story Lincoln and Mary Todd have a complicated love story. The pairs could not have more different backgrounds. Lincoln came from a poor, farming family while Mary Todd came from a wealthy, powerful, slave-owning family. On the surface, these two seemed like an odd match (even physically they were... Continue Reading →
Intro The Battle of Antietam is one of the most significant battles of the American Civil War and of American history. This battle resulted when General Robert E. Lee took his army into the North for the first time. The second invasion of the North would occur a year later (1863) during the Gettysburg Campaign.... Continue Reading →
The 11th OVI was one of several regiments during the American Civil War to bring a dog around with them to battle. This is the first person story of T.L. Stewart of the regiments dog Curly.
Introduction When many imagine the American Civil War, they tend to think of the blue and gray clashing on the battlefields of Gettysburg or Antietam. Many imagine soldiers of either Anglo or African descent. However, many do not conjure up soldiers who were descendants of Spanish ancestry fighting in the American Civil War. This part... Continue Reading →
Dan Masters contributed this guest post which features a primary source account of the battle of Perryville.
There were many events that led up to the American Civil War. This article will give you a brief and comprehensive overview of the events that ultimately led to the War Between the States.