Does U.S. history have a more effective or thoughtful champion than Ken Burns? The “Civil War” filmmaker delivers another sublime achievement in “The Address,” which premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday on PBS. Read Entire Article
The Civil War came to the Arkansas Ozarks in March 1862 with the battle of Pea Ridge. Then, in April, units of the 4th Iowa Cavalry embarked from Springfield, Mo., on a White River expedition. Read Entire Article
These two items were hanging on the wall of my grandmother’s house ever since I was a boy. This is a canteen or pail worn by James Case, apparently during the Civil War. Read Entire Article
John and Nikki Walsh have been collecting Civil War antiquities for many years. During that time they have established a museum quality collection of historic Civil War artifacts. Read Entire Article
All 27 crew members on the USS Narcissus died when the venerable steam tug sank during a violent winter storm in January 1866 off the coast of Florida. Read Entire Article
Tappan, whose parents were both from Massachusetts, was born 9 September 1825 in Franklin, Tennessee. He attended the Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and then Yale from which he graduated in 1845.
Monday, April 15 1861 MARTIAL MADNESS MOTIVATES MILITARISM President Lincoln today issued a call for the raising of 75,000 militia, a proclamation that a state of insurrection existed, and a call for a special session of Congress.
In addition to his deep dives into American history, it seems the filmmaker Ken Burns possesses a knack for telling contemporary stories in brief, elegant microcosm. Read Entire Article