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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Battle of Aquia Creek

The Battle of Aquia Creek was an exchange of cannon fire between Union Navy gunboats and Confederate shore batteries in Stafford County, Virginia which took place from May 29, 1861 to June 1, 1861 during the…

The Battlefield of Yellow Tavern, Virginia

Though this battlefield has been lost to time, with effort, lingering traces of the ultimate Confederate cavalier’s last battle can still be found hidden in the Richmond suburbs.

Battle of Carthage

The Battle of Carthage, also known as the Battle of Dry Fork, took place at the beginning of the American Civil War on July 5, 1861, in Jasper County, Missouri. The experienced Colonel Franz Sigel commanded 1,100…


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

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…

Napoleon Bonaparte Buford

Born: January 13, 1807, Woodford County, KY Died: March 28, 1883, Chicago, IL Battles and wars: American Civil War Service/branch: United States Army (Union Army) Allegiance: United States (Union) Siblings: John Buford Education: United States Military Academy, Harvard University Life In spite of a truly military name, the half-brother of Gettysburg hero John Buford held the rank…

Abraham Lincoln

Overview Born near Hodgenville, Ky. on February 12, 1809, Lincoln was the central figure of the Civil War, and is regarded by many historians and laymen as not only the foremost of our presidents but also the greatest American of all time. With scant formal…

Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry

Born: June 5, 1825, Lincoln County, GA Died: February 12, 1903, Asheville, NC Education: University of Georgia, Harvard Law School Life Although he played an active role in the events of 1861-65, Jabez L. M. Curry’s greatest service to the South was performed in the postwar period. Born in Georgia, Curry…