Archive for the ‘Civil War’ Category

The American Civil War was fought by hundreds of regiments gathered from the various states into state regiments. In addition to regular state regiments, there were federal regiments and colored regiments. Read the rest of this entry »

If you happen to be in or around University Park, PA, you may be interested in a series of three free lectures relating to slavery and the American Civil War. Read the rest of this entry »

Timelines are an effective way to get an overview of a situation – especially one as complex as the American Civil War. This timeline – from the Library of Congress – presents the major Civil War events for the year 1862. Read the rest of this entry »

Back in the days of the American Civil War, horses were a vital part cog in the war machine. They were used by the cavalry, to move supplies and weapons and as personal transportation between units and by important players in the Civil War. Read the rest of this entry »

The American Civil War – like most wars – was popularized and memorialized in song. Some are light melodies and some are more somber reminders of the horrors of the Civil War battles. Read the rest of this entry »