‘You all must do what you can to help drive these people back.’
A Connecticut family struggled with its commitment to the Union cause
Angela Zombek, assistant professor of history at University of North Carolina-Wilmington, grew interested in military prisons during a visit to Camp Chase.
When Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton called Joseph Holt into his office on July 18, 1862, it was to offer him the powerful post of judge advocate general.
Gone Fishing: Troops on both sides used improvised tackle to catch fish and supplement their army rations
Soldiers during the war would fish to supplement sometimes meager and unappetizing rations, and it was a common activity among troops in both armies.