Doctors treating the wounded likely had to quickly decide if soldiers were worth saving.
Since the 2015 massacre at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church, 37 schools honoring Confederate icons have changed their names, while about 100 others haven’t.
At a time when many white politicians wanted to compromise on slavery, Abraham Lincoln said that wasn't possible.
William Jackson Smart was a twice-married, twice-widowed father of 14 children.
The survival rate for cranial surgery in the Inca Empire was twice what it was during the American Civil War.
Four U.S. presidents have been assassinated while in office - all were brought down by gunfire. And each of these presidential assassinations helped usher in a wave of important reforms and a new political era.
The very existence of the V.A.—which began in 1930—marked a change in how Americans perceived the people who fought its wars.
How freed slave Mary Bowser and abolitionist Elizabeth Van Lew teamed up to spy on Confederate President Jefferson Davis and got away with it.
Stamps have often invited debate—usually for reasons the post office never anticipated.
Slavery was so profitable, it sprouted more millionaires per capita in the Mississippi River valley than anywhere in the nation.