The Civil War in Color: 31 Stunning Colorized Photos That Brings the American Civil War Alive

The American Civil War (April 12, 1861 – May 9, 1865; also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States between the Union (states that remained loyal to the federal union,[e] or “the North”) and the Confederacy (states that voted to secede, or “the South”). The central cause of the warContinue reading “The Civil War in Color: 31 Stunning Colorized Photos That Brings the American Civil War Alive”

Louisa Clayton, the Woman Who Disguised Herself as a Man to Fight in the Civil War

Several hundred women disguised themselves as men and took the bold step of leaving the comforts of home to serve their country during the Civil War. Frances Clalin Clayton disguised herself as a man and took the name Jack Williams in order to fight in the army. For several months, she served in Missouri artilleryContinue reading “Louisa Clayton, the Woman Who Disguised Herself as a Man to Fight in the Civil War”

Portraits of John Clem, Who Was 12 Years Old When He Became a Civil War Hero

Johnny Clem was a soldier in the service of the United States for most of his life. He was born on August 13, 1851, in Newark, Ohio. His actual name was John Joseph Klem. When President Abraham Lincoln in May 1861 issued the call for volunteers to serve in the Union army for a threeContinue reading “Portraits of John Clem, Who Was 12 Years Old When He Became a Civil War Hero”

Mary Bowser: The Former Slave Who Helped Bring Down The Confederacy

The Confederates were sure former slave-turned-Union spy Mary Bowser wouldn’t be able to read the sensitive documents they left out around her — they were wrong. Oftentimes, the outcome of a war is determined not out on the open battlefields, but in the shadows. Espionage has played an important role in virtually every great militaryContinue reading “Mary Bowser: The Former Slave Who Helped Bring Down The Confederacy”

33 Powerful Photos of The Battle Of Gettysburg, 1863

The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, by Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War. In the battle, Union Maj. Gen. George Meade’s Army of the Potomac defeated attacks by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, halting Lee’s invasion ofContinue reading “33 Powerful Photos of The Battle Of Gettysburg, 1863”

Faces of the Civil War: 57 Amazing Portrait Photos From the American Civil War

The American Civil War (April 12, 1861 – May 9, 1865) (also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States fought between the Union (states that remained loyal to the federal union, or “the North”) and the Confederacy (states that voted to secede, or “the South”). The central cause of theContinue reading “Faces of the Civil War: 57 Amazing Portrait Photos From the American Civil War”

Faces of the American Civil War

The American Civil War (April 12, 1861 – May 9, 1865, also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States fought between the Union states (—states remaining in the federal union— or “the North”) and the Confederate states (—southern states that voted to secede— “the Confederacy” or “the South”). The centralContinue reading “Faces of the American Civil War”

42 Haunting Photos Of The American Civil War

The American Civil War (April 12, 1861 – May 9, 1865, also known by other names) was a civil war fought between the United States (the states remaining in the federal union — “the Union” or “the North”) and the Confederate States of America (southern states that voted to secede — “the Confederacy” or “theContinue reading “42 Haunting Photos Of The American Civil War”

30 Amazing Photos Of Prisoners Of War Throughout History

As seen from these POW images, not all of war’s worst victims die on the battlefield. When Everett Alvarez Jr. signed up for the U.S. Air Force in 1960, he didn’t imagine that he would become the first and nearly longest-held American prisoner of war in Vietnam; he just wanted to fly. Alvarez, the sonContinue reading “30 Amazing Photos Of Prisoners Of War Throughout History”