Tag: Fort Sumter

Located in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina, Fort Sumter is famous as the target of the first shots of the Civil War, fired on April 12, 1861, by Confederates artillery that ringed the harbor. After 34 hours of intermittent bombardment, the Union garrison of the fort, under the command of Major Robert Anderson, surrendered.

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A Murderous Order at Culp’s Hill

Experienced regimental commanders in the woods near Culp’s Hill took one look at their new…

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Union Balloon Corps

Thaddeus Lowe and his Union Army Balloon Corps pioneered aerial reconnaissance over some of the…

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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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Bound For Glory: Poet-General William H. Lytle

From a wealthy Ohio family, William Haines Lytle was destined for fame in politics and…

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General George S. Patton, Sr.: Civil War Veteran

General George S. Patton, Sr., was a Virginia Confederate soldier and an inspiration to his…

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Harpers Ferry: The Rise of Robert E. Lee and J.E.B. Stuart

In October 1859, Robert E. Lee and J.E.B. Stuart of the U.S. Army helped take…

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The Frémont Emancipation Proclamation

Abraham Lincoln clashed publicly with Maj. Gen. John C. Frémont over his hasty emancipation proclamation…

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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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A Confederate Intelligence Coup Won the Siege of Charleston Harbor

Tasked with preventing the Union capture of Charleston, Confederate intelligence agents mounted a complex effort…

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Battle of the Hemp Bales

General Sterling Price and 7,000 men in the Missouri State Guard lay siege to the…