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Civil War

How the Kentucky Raid Led to the Civil War

October 26, 2018

When you ask anyone to tell you what caused the Civil War, they will probably tell you that the war was fought over slavery. For historians, however, the true causes of the f...

Friends & Brothers Captured Together During the America...

August 2, 2017

This collection of 19th-century photos were taken during the American Civil War. They are photos of unknown soldiers who had chosen to be captured together with a...

Civil War Veterans Come Together One Last Time at Getty...

May 6, 2017

In 1938, Civil War veterans gathered together for the Battle of Gettysburg's 75th anniversary. The gathering included approximately 25 Gettysburg battle veterans ...

How Ulysses S Grant Saved His Family In 1885

March 31, 2017

The photo below is that of President Ulysses S. Grant sitting on a porch, covered in a blanket, writing his on a journal. This photo was taken days before his death - he was no...

Photos of Wounded Civil War Soldiers Used to Determine ...

March 30, 2017

Photography played a significant role in the development of medicine. As a special area of photography, medical photography was used to document various injuries ...

The Forgotten Story Of The U.S. Camel Corps

January 31, 2017

Between 1856 and 1866, it's not very popular but camels were being utilized in training and hauling, with the main action occurring at Camp Verde in Texas. The plan to use camel...

The Story of the Civil War Veteran Who Got Shot In the ...

January 28, 2017

Willis Meadows, a 78-year-old veteran, clutched his throat and was gasping for air. Whatever was choking him wouldn't come out and was causing a violent coughing ...

The Secret Message Inside Lincoln's Pocket Watch

November 12, 2016

Before Abraham Lincoln became President, he was a successful lawyer in Illinois. As he came up in the world, he bought an 18-carat gold pocket watch from a jeweler named Ge...

The Last Days Of The Civil War In Atlanta (12 Photos)

November 3, 2016

During the late summer and early fall of 1864, the city of Atlanta became the spot for a major battle of the Civil War a the Union Army pushed south from Tennessee. T...

Mary Edwards Walker: The Only Woman to Receive the Meda...

October 21, 2016

She was the only woman in her medical class in 1855. Her medical practice, however, floundered because no one trusted a female doctor then. So she volunteered in ...

Jacob Miller: The Civil War Vet Who Walked Around With ...

October 6, 2016

Ever heard of the Battle of Chickamagua? It is the most significant Union defeat in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, the battle resulted in the seco...

Name that Civil War General

June 24, 2016

1 Frederick Steele 2 David Hunter 3 Edwin Sumner 4 David Birney 5 Alfred Torbert 6 George Gordon 7 Wesley Merritt 8 Jefferson Davis? (#67) Orlando B. Willcox 9 Andrew Humphreys 10 Winfield Ha...