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Civil War

Robert Smalls's Great Escape: How A Slave Stole A Confe...

December 4, 2019

Born into slavery and forced to work as a ship's captain without any of the respect usually afforded to a ship's captain, Robert Smalls was a man who refused to ...

John Pemberton, Creator of Coca Cola: Facts & Stories Y...

November 30, 2019

Coca-Cola is one of the most recognizable brands in the world. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for NYCWFF) There are few products as American as Coca-Cola. T...

Irene Triplett: The Last Surviving Civil War Pension Re...

November 11, 2019

Civil War reenactors dressed as Confederate cavalry and artillery take part in a reenactment of the Battle of Appomattox. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) ...

Special Order No. 191: A Huge Chance-Discovery and a Wa...

August 21, 2018

One of history’s most serendipitous moments occurred on September 13, 1862, as the Civil War raged. Two Union soldiers stumbled upon a piece of paper detailin...

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 ...