Tag: Appomattox Court House

Bushrod Johnson: Yankee Quaker, Confederate General

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

Civil War Intelligence

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

Black Thursday at Sayler’s Creek

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

End Game at Appomattox

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

Rolling the Dice: Robert E. Lee at Petersburg

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

Civil War Artillery

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

Medal of Honor Awardee Horace Porter’s Astonishing Career

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

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…