Learn about why Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and what happened the night he was.
Civil War Diaries – Charles Smedley – Gettysburg July 1-3
Introduction The life of Charles Smedley was one of bravery and valor that, like many other lives during the Civil War, met a tragic end. Smedley, while serving in the war, left us with a wealth of material in the form of diaries. These diary entries have given us a first-hand account of the history... Continue Reading →
Civil War Personal Letters – the writing of Sullivan Ballou
Intro - Sullivan Ballou Letter "Sarah, do not mourn me dead; think I am gone and wait for thee, for we shall meet again." Sullivan Ballou, prior to the outbreak of the American Civil War, was 32 years old. Sullivan Ballou worked in Providence, Rhode Island as an attorney. Sullivan Ballou had also served as... Continue Reading →
John Wilkes Booth – investigations and possessions
This article analyzes what really happened with John Wilkes Booth's plan to kill President Lincoln? Did he survive and live on? This article answers these questions and much more.
How the Confederacy got their Weapons – Fueling the Confederate War Machine
When the Civil War began, the Union instituted a blockade of Southern ports. This crippled the Confederacy and left them attempting to find ways around the blockade. Learn about how the Confederacy fueled their war machine and got around the blockade.
Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd – a complicated love story
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 →
Curly the Dog – the 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
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.
Hispanic Americans in the Civil War and the legacy
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 →
Ulysses S. Grant and Race – a flawed redemption story
Ulysses S. Grant had a complicated history with race. At times he showed racial ignorance and at times was incredibly progressive. In this article, we will examine the general's race relations and see how he viewed different racial groups in America.
Best Books on Ulysses S Grant – Dr. Curt Fields
Ulysses S. Grant is one of the most controversial figures of the American Civil War and of American history. Dr. Curt Fields sat down with us and shared his top five books to understand the general/president.