Civil War – Who Fought

Intro - American Civil War The American Civil War was fought from 1861-1865 (19th century) between the Northern and Southern states of the U.S. Over these five years of the Civil War, an estimated 750,000 men died. This is the bloodiest war in American history and one we are still feeling the effects of to... Continue Reading →

Gettysburg – How Many Died

Intro - The Battle of Gettysburg The Battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War and many wonder how many died. It saw the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia facing off against the Union Army of the Potomac during Lee's second invasion of the North. His first resulted in the Battle of... Continue Reading →

Emory Upton at Spotsylvania Courthouse

Introduction Emory Upton’s improvised charge at Spotsylvania on May 10, 1864 changed not only the course of the Civil War but also how warfare is conducted. The customary infantry assault of the era used a wide battle line advancing slowly, firing at the enemy as it moved forward. The traditional two line attack, known as... Continue Reading →

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