American Civil War

From the beginnings of secession, the battles of gettysburg, and to the end of Lincoln's life, view our rich, unbiased perspective into the American Civil War.


America’s bloodiest 4 year conflict
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First Battle of Bull Run

The First Battle of Bull Run, also known as First Manassas (the name used by Confederate forces), was fought on July 21, 1861, in Prince William County, Virginia, near the city of Manassas….

Battle of Fredericksburg

The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought December 11–15, 1862, in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia, in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War. The combat, between the Union Army of the Potomac commanded by Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside and…

Battle of Boonville

The First Battle of Boonville was a minor skirmish of the American Civil War, occurring on June 17, 1861, near Boonville in Cooper County, Missouri. Although casualties were extremely light, the battle’s strategic…


Union, Confederate, Presidents, to Major Personalities
of the American Civil War

Sarah Emma Edmonds

Born: December 1841, Magaguadavic, Canada Died: September 5, 1898, La Porte, TX Spouse: Linnus. H. Seelye (m. 1867–1898) Years of service: 1861–1865 Education: Oberlin College Overview Emma Edmonds was one of approximately 400 women who succeeded in enlisting in the army (either Union or Confederate) during the Civil War. Her uniqueness is…

Clara Harlowe Barton

Born: December 25, 1821, North Oxford, Oxford, MA Died: April 12, 1912, Glen Echo, MD Education: Clinton Liberal Institute Nicknames: Clara, The Angel of the Battlefield Life The youngest of 5 children in a middle-class family, Barton was educated at home, and at 15 started teaching school. Her most notable antebellum…

Robert Edward Lee

Overview The idol of the South to this day, Virginian Robert E. Lee had some difficulty in adjusting to the new form of warfare that unfolded with the Civil war, but this did not prevent him from keeping the Union armies in Virginia at bay…

Lewis Addison Armistead

Born: February 18, 1817, New Bern, NC Died: July 5, 1863, Gettysburg, PA Buried: Old Saint Pauls Cemetery, Baltimore, MD Battles and wars: Battle of Chapultepec, Mohave War, MORE Uncle: George Armistead Wife: Cornelia Taliaferro Jamison Overview Lewis A. Armistead nearly scuttled his military career when he broke a plate over the head of fellow…