CATEGORY: American Civil War
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?
July 13, 2015

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. Read More

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

On the 150th 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

The Fall of Fort Fisher, 150 Years Ago
January 15, 2015

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. Read More

Union Troops Capture Atlanta, 150 Years Ago
September 2, 2014

During the Civil War, the fall of Atlanta 150 years ago proved to be a blow from which the Confederacy never recovered. Read More

The Battle of Mobile Bay, 150 Years Ago
August 5, 2014

Union Admiral David Farragut damned the torpedoes and supposedly delivered one of history’s most iconic orders 150 years ago. Read More