HISTORY Lists

Category: American Civil War

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6 Vicious Rivalries

From warring paleontologists to a pair of dueling founding fathers, explore six of history’s fiercest rivalries.

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6 Generals Who Fought Against their Home State in the Civil War

Get the facts on six generals who switched sides in the run-up to the Civil War.

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Secret Agents in Hoop Skirts: Women Spies of the Civil War

Find out more about Rose O’Neal Greenhow and three other female informants who played a significant role in America’s bloodiest conflict.

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7 Things You May Not Know About the Battle of Chancellorsville

On the battle’s 150th anniversary, here are seven facts you may not know about Lee’s daring victory.

The storming of Fort Wagner in 1863. Calcium floodlights would be used in the siege that followed. (Library of Congress)

8 Unusual Civil War Weapons

Musket, bayonets and cannons weren’t the only deadly weapons to haunt the battlefields of the 1860s.

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6 Soldiers Who Refused to Surrender

Meet six combatants who wouldn’t lay down their arms, long after their wars had come to an end.

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7 Historical Events That Took Place on Christmas

Get the facts on seven famous historical events that fell on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

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8 Things You May Not Know About Money

From China’s “flying money” to Siberian “soft gold,” here are eight things you may not know about the history of money.

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5 Things You May Not Know About the Men Who Built America

Get ready for the premiere of The Men Who Built America with five facts about the series’ principal subjects.

Civil War Guerilla Leaders

6 Civil War Guerrilla Leaders

Meet six guerrilla leaders whose unconventional—and often barbaric—tactics played a major role in the Civil War.