Giving All for Freedom

Giving All for Freedom

Among the least-studied areas of Civil War history is the role played by enslaved African-Americans in helping Union soldiers return to their lines after escaping from Confederate prison camps. I have published many memoirs by Union soldiers who experienced this. To a...

Gettysburg: Two Key Individuals

Len Fullenkamp, Army War College historian, is a wonderful communicator. His videos on YouTube explain military history in a way that makes it exciting and understandable. In this video, he tells how a key individual in the right place, at the right time, taking the...
Gettysburg: 20th Maine Dedication, 1889

Gettysburg: 20th Maine Dedication, 1889

October 3, 1889 Dedication Speech by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain: A quarter of a century ago on this rugged crest you were doing what you deemed your duty. Today you come with modest main, with care more for truth than for praise, to retrace and record the simple...
Civil War Humor

Civil War Humor

The image at the top of this post is rare. Victorians seldom smiled in photographs and almost never grinned. The reason is that long exposure times for early photographic equipment meant holding a pose for an uncomfortable stretch; the slightest movement meant a...

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