History In The Headlines

Category: American Civil War

Gettysburg Address Facts

Seven Score and 10 Years Ago: The Gettysburg Address

As the speech’s 150th anniversary approaches, here’s a look at eight surprising facts about the Gettysburg Address.

Texas Facts

9 Things You May Not Know About Texas

Celebrate Texas Independence Day with a look at some of the state’s quirks.

U.S. Currency

8 Things You May Not Know About American Money

On the 150th anniversary of the law creating a single national currency, explore eight surprising facts about American money.

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General Grant Expels Jews From His War Zone, 150 Years Ago

General Ulysses S. Grant issued arguably the most infamous anti-Semitic regulation in U.S. history 150 years ago today.

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Remembering the Battle of Fredericksburg, 150 Years Later

As we mark the 150th anniversary of the battle, here are eight things you may not know about Fredericksburg.

Lincoln, Slavery and Emancipation

5 Things You May Not Know About Lincoln, Slavery and Emancipation

One hundred fifty years after Abraham Lincoln issued his preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, explore five facts about the 16th U.S. president and his policies on slavery.

Battle of Antietam

7 Ways the Battle of Antietam Changed America

America’s bloodiest day, 150 years ago, changed the course of the Civil War—and the country itself—forever.

Second Battle of Bull Run

The Second Battle of Bull Run: A Civil War Sesquicentennial

The Confederacy won a complete—albeit quickly overshadowed—victory at Bull Run 150 years ago.

Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor: 6 Surprising Facts

Discover six things you may not know about the Medal of Honor, which was signed into law 150 years ago, and its recipients.

Emancipation Proclamation Auction

Emancipation Proclamation Copy Signed by Lincoln for Sale

Bidders can take home a rare piece of history on Tuesday when a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln goes up for auction.

CSS Neuse

Wreck of Civil War Gunboat Gets a New Home

On Saturday, after a turbulent 150 years, the Confederate ironclad CSS Neuse will be moved indoors into a new facility.

Historic Handshakes

8 Historic Handshakes

As people around the globe celebrate World Handshake Day, explore eight of history’s most famous handshakes.

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery: 8 Surprising Facts

Explore eight surprising facts about Arlington National Cemetery, which has been the focal point of national Memorial Day commemorations since 1868.