Category: Military

Civil War Food

The types of food that were popular during the Civil War was very different from the food we eat today. Due to war-time food shortages and a lack of both… Read more »

Civil War Prison Camps

Civil War prison camps were notoriously filthy and disease-ridden camps, warehouses, forts and prisons that held an estimated 400,000 captured Civil War soldiers, as well as spies and political prisoners,… Read more »

Elizabeth Van Lew: Spymaster

Elizabeth Van Lew was a wealthy southerner from Richmond, Virginia who became a Union spy during the Civil War. The following are some facts about Elizabeth Van Lew: Elizabeth Van… Read more »