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CATEGORY: American Civil War
6 Civil War Battles After Appomattox
April 10, 2015

Robert E. Lee’s surrender did not officially end the Civil War. Find out where the fighting continued in the weeks after Appomattox. Read More

6 Southern Unionist Strongholds During the Civil War
January 13, 2015

Learn the unusual stories behind six Civil War-era Southern territories where Unionist sentiment was most widespread. Read More

6 Generals Who Fought Against their Home State in the Civil War
January 28, 2014

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

Secret Agents in Hoop Skirts: Women Spies of the Civil War
September 3, 2013

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

7 Things You May Not Know About the Battle of Chancellorsville
April 30, 2013

Check out seven facts you may not know about Lee's daring victory. Read More

8 Unusual Civil War Weapons
April 9, 2013

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

6 Soldiers Who Refused to Surrender
February 26, 2013

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

6 Civil War Guerrilla Leaders
September 4, 2012

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