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The Battle of Rich Mountain

George B. McClellan forced the Confederates in northwestern Virginia to retreat into the Alleghenies in…

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Antietam National Battlefield to Receive Trump Donation

A generous donation from President Donald Trump will go toward maintaining the site of the…

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Robert S. Garnett: First General to Die in the Civil War

On July 13, 1861, Confederate General Robert S. Garnett fell to Yankee bullets in the…

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The Worst Civil War Generals and Commanders

During the American Civil War, there were nearly 900 officers in non-militia service who were…

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Stalemate at Seven Pines

With Richmond in the distance, Union General George B. McClellan divided his army in two.…

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“Keep to your Sabers, Men”: J.E.B. Stuart’s Charge at Gettysburg

Robert E. Lee’s Confederate cavalry prepared a last desperate charge on the Union lines at…

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Assault on Burnside’s Bridge at the Battle of Antietam

The 51st Pennsylvania Volunteers rush Burnside’s Bridge at Antietam.

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Battle of Mechanicsville: McClellan’s Unexploited Victory

On June 26, 1862, Robert E. Lee launched the first of what would become known…

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City Under Siege: The New York Draft Riots

After the Lincoln administration began drafting for the war effort, mobs of New Yorkers savagely…

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Battle of Antietam: Clash in the Cornfield

America’s bloodiest day began with heavy fighting that ravaged a previously innocuous cornfield in western…