Author Archives: Rebecca Beatrice Brooks

Illustration of Abraham Lincoln giving the Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg Address

The Gettysburg address is considered one of Abraham Lincoln‘s greatest speeches. The speech was given at a dedication ceremony for a cemetery of Union soldiers, known as the Soldier’s National… Read more »

Civil War Photography

The Civil War was one of the first wars to be documented by photography. The invention of photography in the 1820s allowed the horrors and glory of war to be… Read more »

Buffalo Soldiers of the 25th Regiment in 1890

Who Were the Buffalo Soldiers?

Buffalo soldiers are often confused with the African-American soldiers who fought during the Civil War. Although over 180,000 black soldiers fought in black regiments during the war, the term “Buffalo… Read more »