CATEGORY: American Civil War
Remembering the First Battle of Bull Run
July 21, 2016

Hopes for a quick end to the Civil War were shattered on July 21, 1861, when Union and Confederate forces clashed in northern Virginia at the First Battle of Bull Run. Read More

Irish Brigade Letter Penned by Lincoln Up for Bid
March 17, 2016

A letter written by Abraham Lincoln requesting promotions for two officers of the famed Irish Brigade will be auctioned off this St. Patrick’s Day. Read More

Civil War-Era Shipwreck Found Off North Carolina Coast
March 11, 2016

Experts believe the large iron-hulled wooden steamer ship recently discovered off the coast of North Carolina may be a Confederate blockade runner sunk during the Civil War. Read More

This Year in HISTORY: 2015
December 30, 2015

As we close the book on 2015, take a look back at some of the remarkable stories that made history this year. Read More

Who was Stand Watie?
June 24, 2015

Get the story behind the controversial Native American chief Stand Watie who was the last remaining Confederate general in the field during the Civil War. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Jefferson Davis
May 11, 2015

On the anniversary of the capture of Jefferson Davis by Union forces, explore 10 surprising facts about the Confederate president. Read More

The Forgotten Story of America’s Titanic, 150 Years Ago
April 27, 2015

On the 150th anniversary of the sinking of Sultana, look back at the worst maritime disaster in American history—one you may have never heard of. Read More

What Lincoln Said in His Final Speech
April 10, 2015

As Washington celebrated the expected end to the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln delivered what would be his last public address from a White House balcony. Read More

How the Civil War Stalked Wilmer McLean
April 9, 2015

The Civil War seemed to stalk unfortunate Wilmer McLean, who could say that the conflict began in his front yard and ended in his front parlor. Read More

Lincoln, Grant and Sherman Huddle Up, 150 Years Ago
March 26, 2015

In the waning days of the Civil War, the three main architects of the Union victory convened for the first and only time. Read More