Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tag: Civil War

African-American Battles in the Civil War

The Dred Scott decision stated that no one born of African ancestry in the United States could ever be a citizen of that nation....

Was The Civil War Inevitable?

Was the Civil War inevitable? Could the conflicts between federal government and states, between North and South, be resolved in any other way? The answer is yes. If the federal government allowed states to do whatever they wished, and the Northern and the Southern states decided they did not need one another, the Civil War would probably not have happened.

Boston Corbett and the Year of the Mad Hatter

The story of one Boston Corbett is certainly an interesting one--a story full of religious fanaticism, self-castration, and murder. Now that I've piqued your...

The Naming of Historical Events

Do you remember that battle? The one which occurred on June 18, 1815? Oh, you know the one… If you knew that the battle I...

Copperhead The Movie

You may remember a month or so back I wrote an article about American Civil War Copperheads. If you are not familiar with this...

American Civil War Nicknames

I started a new series on the site based on the book 1,001 Things Everyone Should Know About American History by historian John Garraty. If you...