Tag: Civil War

One Civil War scuffle involved stolen hats

April 9, 1865: General Robert E. Lee surrenders at Appomattox

January 31, 1874: Jesse James and the gang rob a Missouri train

Here’s what happened to Robert E. Lee after the Civil War ended

A letter from the past arrives 150 years after it was written

Mexican Americans turned on each other during the Civil War

Rare Civil War photos capture America’s greatest war

106-year-old Union soldier honored as last surviving Civil War combatant

There’s no doubt about it: the Civil War was about slavery

October 20, 1864: Abraham Lincoln proclaims Thanksgiving is a national holiday

Was Civil War surgery really excruciating?

Here’s what happened to Robert E. Lee after the Civil War

Unsettling historical pictures

Congress was like the UFC of the 19th century

Lincoln’s assassination recounted by last surviving witness on 1950s game show

The time a Frenchman led a bunch of unruly Texans to victory

That time Democrats tried to block the first black member of US Congress

The daring life of Robert Smalls

Psychic friend of Abraham Lincoln’s wife warned that Lincoln was in danger

Earn your credence and call out this common anachronism in pre-Civil War movies

The man who really started the Civil War

The Confederate Constitution was basically plagiarized

African American soldiers: The unsung heroes of the Civil War

Everything you need to know to understand today’s Supreme Court

The worst military leaders since Napoleon

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