Tag: Appomattox Court House

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Civil War Intelligence

The Bureau of Military Information was the most sophisticated intelligence-gathering system created during the American…

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Bushrod Johnson: Yankee Quaker, Confederate General

Bushrod Johnson found fame as a Confederate general in the Civil War. An unlikely destiny…

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Black Thursday at Sayler’s Creek

With Confederate forces in full retreat, alert Union forces charged through a gap in the…

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End Game at Appomattox

In April 1865, the Army of Northern Virginia tried to escape U.S. Grant’s Federal armies,…

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Rolling the Dice: Robert E. Lee at Petersburg

Ever the gambler, Robert E. Lee put all his remaining chips into the hands of…

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Civil War Artillery

Civil War mortars were the feared precision artillery weapon of the Victorian Age.

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Medal of Honor Awardee Horace Porter’s Astonishing Career

Few Union men saw more of the Civil War or its principal commanders than Medal…

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Civil War’s End: The Battle of Appomattox Court House

William Welsh walks us through the steps of Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant…