The nine-car train never traveled above 20 miles per hour to lend dignity to the mournful journey to Springfield.
Busted! A dedicated FBI agent rescued treasured Civil War artifacts from thieves, swindlers, and unscrupulous collectors
Over an illustrious 20-year career, FBI agent Robert K. Wittman recovered an estimated $300 million worth of stolen artworks and historical relics. Notably, these included many precious Civil War artifacts which preserve for all of us the memory of America’s greatest struggle.
Frontier Royalty: A French general was right at home leading Texas troops to victory in the Red River Campaign
Unlike the other Confederate officers, Camille Armand Jules Marie, Prince de Polignac, had a European aristocratic bearing, something unfamiliar to Texans.
As war clouds gathered over America, Israel Washburn, Maine’s newly elected governor, downplayed the danger to the republic in his 1861 inaugural address.
Two Civil War words tend to bring everyone’s blood to the boiling point: George McClellan.
LeRoy Wiley Gresham, an invalid Georgia teenager kept a remarkable, insightful diary about the Civil War...and fruit.
Northerners believed that creating a capitalist economy was the first priority and felt, naively, that racial and political problems would solve themselves.