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Category: American Civil War

Civil War Week 2013 Preview

All this week HISTORY commemorates the 150th anniversary of two of the most significant clashes of the American Civil War–the battles of Gettysburg and Vicksburg—with a fresh slate of daily articles, original videos, interactive features, a great ...

History on the Big Screen – Lincoln

We’re back with our latest installment in a series that examines the real history behind some of this year’s most honored films. This week, we’ll take a look at “Lincoln.” Find out what the movie gets right, what it gets wrong and which ...

The Emancipation Proclamation, 150 Years Ago

On September 22, 1862, soon after the Union victory at Antietam and the American Civil War raged, Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that as of January 1, 1863, all slaves in the rebellious states "shall be ...

Reflections on Lincoln

It has been exciting, encouraging and slightly exhausting to keep up with the commentary on the recent Lincoln film. Perhaps more than any other American president, Abraham Lincoln seems to carry our expectations and political hopes, even in ...

Remembering the Battle of Antietam, 150 Years Later

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the deadliest day in American history—September 17, 1862. Fought on a field near Antietam Creek in Sharpsburg, Maryland, the Battle of Antietam resulted in 23,000 American casualties—four times the number ...

3 Reasons We’re Looking Forward to “Lincoln”

We're marking our calendars for the upcoming release of “Lincoln,” the new biopic directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Here are three reasons why the History.com staff can’t wait for November 16: 1. Team of ...

Our Favorites on History.com

To celebrate the launch of our new blog, we’d like to share five of our favorite links on History.com. We’re especially proud of these features and think they represent the best of what our site has to offer. Check out the list below, and stay ...