The Peach Orchard Battle

The Peach Orchard Battle

ByJustin McKinneyApril 2, 2021

The Confederate attack during the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg overran the Union III Corps and, in one place, reached the crest of Cemetery Ridge. On July 2, the day of the Battle of Gettysburg’s Peach Orchard conflict, Army of the Potomac commander Maj. Gen. George Meade had inspected the ground on his army’s left flank at dawn, and ordered…

The South’s Famous Orphan Brigade

The South’s Famous Orphan Brigade

ByNathan MoteApril 1, 2021

The hard-fighting brigade of Kentucky Confederates etched a remarkable chapter in Civil War history as the ultimate example of divided loyalties.   On April 15, 1861, three days after the bombardment of Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln issued a call for 75,000 volunteer troops. Their purpose was to augment the Federal Army that would put down the burgeoning rebellion and…

Manson Sherrill “Manse” Jolly

Manson Sherrill “Manse” Jolly

ByNathan MoteApril 1, 2021

Legendary Rebel Lies In Remote Grave The Dallas Morning News, March 27, 1965 By Thomas E. Turner, Central Texas Bureau Of The News Maysfield, Milam County — The ancient but neat Little River Cemetery is tucked away in a remote section of the eastern Milam County. Nestled between the Brazos River and the misnamed Little River, the cemetery contains many…

Samuel Bell Maxey

Samuel Bell Maxey

ByNathan MoteMarch 30, 2021

American soldier, lawyer, and politician from Paris, Texas, United States. He was a Major General for the Confederacy in the Civil War and later represented Texas in the U.S. Senate. Early life Samuel was born in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, to Rice and Lucy (Bell) Maxey. His father was a lawyer, and in 1834 he moved the family to Albany, Kentucky to…

George Wythe Randolph

George Wythe Randolph

ByNathan MoteMarch 29, 2021

George Wythe Randolph was a lawyer, Confederate general, and, briefly, Confederate secretary of war during the American Civil War (1861–1865). The grandson of former U.S. president Thomas Jefferson, Randolph hailed from an elite Virginia family but largely shunned public life until John Brown‘s raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859. He supported secession, founded the Richmond Howitzers, joined the Confederate army,…

Female Soldiers in Civil War

Female Soldiers in Civil War

On the front line The outbreak of the Civil War challenged traditional American notions of feminine submissiveness and domesticity with hundreds of…

The Battle of Bentonville

The Battle of Bentonville

March 19-21, 1865 The Battle of Bentonville Following his March to the Sea, Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman drove northward into the Carolinas,…

The Battle of Atlanta

The Battle of Atlanta

July 22, 1864 The Battle of Atlanta Bald Hill, Leggett’s Hill On July 21, 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s three armies were…

9 Facts About Slavery You Won’t Learn In School

9 Facts About Slavery You Won’t Learn In School

1 – Human Slavery has Likely Existed Since the Beginning of Time. The Code of Hammurabi (1760 BC), refers to slavery as…

Robert Hopkins Hatton

Robert Hopkins Hatton

“Disunion is inevitable. What will follow, God only knows,” wrote Congressman Robert Hatton from Washington, D. C. on December 5, 1860. Hatton…

Moses Jacob Ezekiel

Moses Jacob Ezekiel

Early Years Ezekiel was born on October 28, 1844, in Richmond and was the son of Catharine De Castro Ezekiel and Jacob…

John Tyler The 10th U.S. President

John Tyler The 10th U.S. President

John Tyler is famous for being the first vice president in the history of the United States to assume the full power…

Old Douglas The Camel

Old Douglas The Camel

Among the 5,000 grave markers for Confederate soldiers in the Soldier’s Rest section of Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg, Mississippi, one pays…

Letter from SC Commissioners to President Buchanan Asking Him to Withdraw Federal Troops from Charleston Harbor, 28 December 1860

Letter from SC Commissioners to President Buchanan Asking Him to Withdraw Federal Troops from Charleston Harbor, 28 December 1860

[Letter of the commissioners to the President] Washington, 28th December, 1860. Sir: We have the honor to transmit to you a copy…

Letter from A.G. Magrath to J.W. Hayne regarding Fort Sumter, 12 January 1861

Letter from A.G. Magrath to J.W. Hayne regarding Fort Sumter, 12 January 1861

State of South Carolina Executive Office, State Department Charleston, 12 January 1861   Sir, The Governor has considered it proper in view…

H.L. Hunley- Confederate Submarine

H.L. Hunley- Confederate Submarine

On the evening of 17 February 1864, the Hunley made her first mission against an enemy vessel during the American Civil War.…

Lewis Addison Armistead

Lewis Addison Armistead

Early Life Armistead, known to friends as “Lo” (for Lothario), was born in the home of his great-grandfather, John Wright Stanly, in…

Female Soldiers in Civil War

Female Soldiers in Civil War

On the front line The outbreak of the Civil War challenged traditional American notions of feminine submissiveness and domesticity with hundreds of…

The Battle of Bentonville

The Battle of Bentonville

March 19-21, 1865 The Battle of Bentonville Following his March to the Sea, Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman drove northward into the Carolinas,…

The Battle of Atlanta

The Battle of Atlanta

July 22, 1864 The Battle of Atlanta Bald Hill, Leggett’s Hill On July 21, 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s three armies were…

9 Facts About Slavery You Won’t Learn In School

9 Facts About Slavery You Won’t Learn In School

1 – Human Slavery has Likely Existed Since the Beginning of Time. The Code of Hammurabi (1760 BC), refers to slavery as…

Robert Hopkins Hatton

Robert Hopkins Hatton

“Disunion is inevitable. What will follow, God only knows,” wrote Congressman Robert Hatton from Washington, D. C. on December 5, 1860. Hatton…

Moses Jacob Ezekiel

Moses Jacob Ezekiel

Early Years Ezekiel was born on October 28, 1844, in Richmond and was the son of Catharine De Castro Ezekiel and Jacob…

John Tyler The 10th U.S. President

John Tyler The 10th U.S. President

John Tyler is famous for being the first vice president in the history of the United States to assume the full power…

Old Douglas The Camel

Old Douglas The Camel

Among the 5,000 grave markers for Confederate soldiers in the Soldier’s Rest section of Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg, Mississippi, one pays…

Letter from SC Commissioners to President Buchanan Asking Him to Withdraw Federal Troops from Charleston Harbor, 28 December 1860

Letter from SC Commissioners to President Buchanan Asking Him to Withdraw Federal Troops from Charleston Harbor, 28 December 1860

[Letter of the commissioners to the President] Washington, 28th December, 1860. Sir: We have the honor to transmit to you a copy…

Letter from A.G. Magrath to J.W. Hayne regarding Fort Sumter, 12 January 1861

Letter from A.G. Magrath to J.W. Hayne regarding Fort Sumter, 12 January 1861

State of South Carolina Executive Office, State Department Charleston, 12 January 1861   Sir, The Governor has considered it proper in view…

H.L. Hunley- Confederate Submarine

H.L. Hunley- Confederate Submarine

On the evening of 17 February 1864, the Hunley made her first mission against an enemy vessel during the American Civil War.…

Lewis Addison Armistead

Lewis Addison Armistead

Early Life Armistead, known to friends as “Lo” (for Lothario), was born in the home of his great-grandfather, John Wright Stanly, in…