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At 4 p.m. on September 18, 1891, Oliver Cromwell Gould, son of 10th Maine Infantry veteran John Mead Gould, took a photo...
01/09/2024

At 4 p.m. on September 18, 1891, Oliver Cromwell Gould, son of 10th Maine Infantry veteran John Mead Gould, took a photograph of Antietam’s East Woods.

The Library of Congress features more than 3,000 portraits from the era.
01/09/2024

The Library of Congress features more than 3,000 portraits from the era.

Led by pioneering balloonist Thaddeus Lowe, daredevil aeronauts on both sides of the war took to the skies in flimsy bal...
01/09/2024

Led by pioneering balloonist Thaddeus Lowe, daredevil aeronauts on both sides of the war took to the skies in flimsy balloons to eyeball their opponents' every move. Soldiers on the ground often did not take kindly to the unwanted attention.

As president, the former Union general did all he could to stop the K*K but ultimately came up short.
01/08/2024

As president, the former Union general did all he could to stop the K*K but ultimately came up short.

From our March 2020 issue. Drunk on Duty? The smear that haunted General Rufus King.
01/08/2024

From our March 2020 issue. Drunk on Duty? The smear that haunted General Rufus King.

Accused of drunkenness at Second Bull Run even though evidence showed he suffered multiple epileptic seizures

In the Confederacy's Last Days, Two Texans Face Off in Futile Feud.
01/07/2024

In the Confederacy's Last Days, Two Texans Face Off in Futile Feud.

Confederate officers' wounded pride leads to fury, insults, and senseless murder

Charles S. Roberts never intentionally set out to invent a widely popular new pastime, but fate led him to it.
01/07/2024

Charles S. Roberts never intentionally set out to invent a widely popular new pastime, but fate led him to it.

Should campaigns against Native Americans and Confederates be viewed as one war or two?
01/07/2024

Should campaigns against Native Americans and Confederates be viewed as one war or two?

Recovered letters from a Rebel general and his outspoke wife reveal one of the war's most interesting relationships, as ...
01/07/2024

Recovered letters from a Rebel general and his outspoke wife reveal one of the war's most interesting relationships, as we learn in this interview with historian William C. "Jack" Davis.

These inexpensive Belgian guns were well-loved by Southern troops.
01/06/2024

These inexpensive Belgian guns were well-loved by Southern troops.

This unexpected foreign-made weapon was a favorite among Southern troops.

Thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers found their final resting place in Wi******er, Va., cemeteries.
01/06/2024

Thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers found their final resting place in Wi******er, Va., cemeteries.

"The Campaign for a Continental Confederacy: The battle for the Southwestern desert was as crucial as the fighting back ...
01/06/2024

"The Campaign for a Continental Confederacy: The battle for the Southwestern desert was as crucial as the fighting back east"

The battle for the Southwestern desert was as crucial as the fighting back east

Some Union troops loved the gun, others did not. We tested it out to see for ourselves!
01/06/2024

Some Union troops loved the gun, others did not. We tested it out to see for ourselves!

Early monumentation on the battlefield was chaotic until the park stepped in...
01/06/2024

Early monumentation on the battlefield was chaotic until the park stepped in...

Friends in high places got this Civil War con artist a general’s star — for one day.
01/05/2024

Friends in high places got this Civil War con artist a general’s star — for one day.

Was Jean Napoleon Zerman the Civil War's greatest con artist?

Why were Ho**er and Hardee so intent on finding the resting place of a little-known Rebel colonel?
01/05/2024

Why were Ho**er and Hardee so intent on finding the resting place of a little-known Rebel colonel?

It's high time that “Old Fuss and Feathers” gets some historic love.
01/05/2024

It's high time that “Old Fuss and Feathers” gets some historic love.

It's high time that "Old Fuss and Feathers" gets some historic love.

Two unique maps inspired generations of visitors to America’s most famous battlefield.
01/04/2024

Two unique maps inspired generations of visitors to America’s most famous battlefield.

Samuel DeGolyer’s Michigan battery fought masterfully during the Vicksburg Campaign.
01/04/2024

Samuel DeGolyer’s Michigan battery fought masterfully during the Vicksburg Campaign.

Gen. William Hardee found a tailor deep in the ranks.
01/04/2024

Gen. William Hardee found a tailor deep in the ranks.

Who knew? This talent could get you out of frontline duty.

The Union attempted to track down the "Gray Ghost" of the Confederacy. It led to a comedy of errors.
01/04/2024

The Union attempted to track down the "Gray Ghost" of the Confederacy. It led to a comedy of errors.

The Union attempted to track down rebel guerrilla John Singleton Mosby. It led to a comedy of errors.

Shanks Evans was a rip-roaring, knock-kneed fighter—and his fondness for alcohol made him his own worst enemy.
01/04/2024

Shanks Evans was a rip-roaring, knock-kneed fighter—and his fondness for alcohol made him his own worst enemy.

He was Lincoln, Grant and Sherman’s go-to man — but you’ve probably never heard of him.
01/03/2024

He was Lincoln, Grant and Sherman’s go-to man — but you’ve probably never heard of him.

Correcting the record: It took years for the first female chaplain to get what she was due.
01/03/2024

Correcting the record: It took years for the first female chaplain to get what she was due.

Where did Butler and Beauregard go wrong?
01/03/2024

Where did Butler and Beauregard go wrong?

Learn more about Erastus B. Tyler's unique life on The History Things podcast.
01/02/2024

Learn more about Erastus B. Tyler's unique life on The History Things podcast.

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