Stonewall Jackson’s Strange Habit

General Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson is an iconic Confederate general and is considered by many to be one of the best generals in the Civil War. According to various sources, Stonewall Jackson had a number of strange habits, one of them being that he often walked around with his hand in the air to balance … Read more

Civil War Submarine H.L. Hunley Unveiled

The Confederate Civil War submarine, the H.L. Hunley was completely unveiled for the first time earlier this month after a decade of repairs and restoration work on the vessel. First raised from the ocean floor near Charleston, South Carolina in 2000, the 42 foot long submarine has been partially obscured from the public eye while … Read more

Child Soldiers in the Civil War

Although most Civil War soldiers were between 18 and 39 years old, many young children also fought in the war. It is estimated that at least 100,000 Union soldiers were boys under 15 years old and about 20 percent of all Civil War soldiers were under 18. Since soldiers had to be at least 18 … Read more

Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Antietam was one of the bloodiest single day battles of the Civil War. Taking place near Sharpsburg, Maryland on Sept 17, 1862, it was also the first battle to occur on northern soil. During the battle, 38,000 Confederate troops led by General Robert E. Lee, clashed with 75,000 Union troops led by … Read more

Timeline of the Civil War

The Civil War was a conflict between the United States of America and the Confederate States of America. The war took place between 1861 and 1865. The following is a timeline of events of the Civil War: October 1859: John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry, Virginia. December 1859: Brown is hanged for murder and treason … Read more

Battle of Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest Civil War battles. This three-day-long battle is considered by many to be a major turning point in the Civil War. The battle was fought on July 1, 2 and 3 of 1863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania between troops led by General Robert E. Lee and General George … Read more