Tag: Civil War

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 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

Samuel Pepys: The man who saw it ALL

What You Should Know About Civil War Women Soldiers

Modern Shakespeare: Tupac the legend, unmasked

220-year-old time capsule found inside Boston State House

General 03.14.19

Hindsight’s 20/20: 11 people who could’ve prevented WWII

Kristallnacht horrified America, but they did nothing about it

Winged Polish cavalrymen were a force to be reckoned with

When a bucket managed to spark a major battle

Why the Parental Advisory Label saved music in the 80s

Ancient 03.13.19

Viking raids and marine exploration were all made possible because of tar

Russian men were once taxed for having beards

The gruesome true story of the noblewoman serial killer

Ancient 03.12.19

Beer is older than we thought


The notorious Benedict Arnold became a U.S. traitor for a pretty selfish reason


For a short period of time in the 1700s, New Jersey women had the right to vote

General 03.11.19

You’ve never seen “Little House on the Prairie” like this

Meet Eston Hemings, Thomas Jefferson’s ‘forgotten’ son

Nostradamus predicted history’s biggest events — and why we can’t ignore what he foretold about our future

General 03.10.19

The most killer quotes from history’s first empowered first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt

Ancient 03.09.19

The history of the Amish and why they still rock horse and buggies

World 03.01.19

Photos found 30 years later! The doomed hot-air balloon North Pole expedition

15 lost treasures around the world

General 02.27.19

A closer look at the private life of notorious drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar

Technology 02.26.19

Bodacious! 25 of the best ’80s TV shows

US 02.25.19

They investigated who?! 15 influential people you didn’t know have an FBI file

World 02.19.19

Keep out! 30 places your grandparents visited that you no longer can

Was Amelia Earhart’s plane found off the coast of Papua New Guinea?

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