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Alexander P. Stewart “Old Straight”

Alexander P. Stewart “Old Straight”

Alexander Peter Stewart “Old Straight” (October 2, 1821 – August 30, 1908) was a career United States Army officer, college professor, and…

Anna Jarvis- The Founder of Mother’s Day

Anna Jarvis- The Founder of Mother’s Day

Founder Of Mother’s Day Anna Marie Jarvis is the founder of the Mother’s Day holiday in the United States. Her birthplace, known…

George Mason (1725-1792)

George Mason (1725-1792)

Summary Wedding Portrait of George Mason George Mason was a wealthy planter and an influential lawmaker who served…

Brice’s Crossroads

Brice’s Crossroads

Battle Name Brice’s Crossroads Other Names Tishomingo Creek State Mississippi Location Prentiss County and Union County Campaign Forrest’s Defense of Mississippi Dates…

The Sultana Disaster

The Sultana Disaster

Explosion of the Steamer Sultana, April 28, 1865 Harpers Weekly, May 20, 1865 Library of Congress The worst…

The South’s Famous Orphan Brigade

The South’s Famous Orphan Brigade

The hard-fighting brigade of Kentucky Confederates etched a remarkable chapter in Civil War history as the ultimate example of divided loyalties.  …

Manson Sherrill “Manse” Jolly

Manson Sherrill “Manse” Jolly

Legendary Rebel Lies In Remote Grave The Dallas Morning News, March 27, 1965 By Thomas E. Turner, Central Texas Bureau Of The…

Samuel Bell Maxey

Samuel Bell Maxey

American soldier, lawyer, and politician from Paris, Texas, United States. He was a Major General for the Confederacy in the Civil War…

George Wythe Randolph

George Wythe Randolph

George Wythe Randolph was a lawyer, Confederate general, and, briefly, Confederate secretary of war during the American Civil War (1861–1865). The grandson…

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.…