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Category: American Civil War
One hundred fifty years ago, the controversial Native American chief Stand Watie—the last remaining Confederate general in the field during the Civil War—surrendered his army.
On the 150th anniversary of the capture of Jefferson Davis by Union forces, explore 10 surprising facts about the Confederate president.
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.
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.
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.
In the waning days of the Civil War, the three main architects of the Union victory convened for the first and only time.
One hundred fifty years after fall of the Confederacy’s Fort Fisher, learn how the collapse of the “Gibraltar of the South” helped bring an end to the Civil War.
On the 175th anniversary of George Armstrong Custer’s birth, explore 10 surprising facts about the controversial general killed at Little Bighorn.
On the 150th anniversary of Sherman’s march through Georgia, explore nine surprising facts about the man who helped pioneer “scorched earth” military tactics.
Alonzo Cushing, a Union lieutenant killed at the Battle of Gettysburg, has finally received the Medal of Honor 151 years after his death.
By winning re-election in 1864 against his former top general, Abraham Lincoln dashed any hopes of a negotiated peace with the Confederacy.
During the Civil War, the fall of Atlanta 150 years ago proved to be a blow from which the Confederacy never recovered.
Union Admiral David Farragut damned the torpedoes and supposedly delivered one of history’s most iconic orders 150 years ago.