December of 1863 brought more uncertainty to the cold and hungry prisoners living on Richmond’s Belle Isle. The island prison, which held captured Union soldiers, had been re-opened Read Entire Article
On the afternoon of April 11, 1861, a small open boat flying a white flag pushed off from the tip of the narrow peninsula surrounding the city of Charleston. The vessel carried three envoys representing the Confederate States government Read…
April 23 marks the birthday of James Buchanan, the man regarded by many historians as one of the worst—if not the worst—presidents of all time. So what did Buchanan do to earn the disrespect of so many people? Read Entire…
Final preparations are underway for the annual Battle of Selma Civil War Reenactment. The four-day event features nearly a dozen separate events — highlighted by two Civil War battle re-enactments. Read Entire Article
The Civil War connected in many ways to the pioneers and politicians who called Olympia home in the early 1860s. Read Entire Article
About a dozen or so archaeologists in downtown Columbia, S.C. are focused on a 165-acre sliver of land that used to be a prisoner of war camp during the Civil War. Read Entire Article
Hodge was born on 8 April 1828 in Fleming County, Kentucky. He was educated at the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland becoming a midshipman on 16 December 1845
Tuesday, April 23 1861 WEST WATCHES WARFARE WARILY Although the political excitement was going on in the East, the western part of the country was not twiddling its collective thumbs over the issue of secession.