Lincoln's moral leadership and political legacy, as well as Lee and Jackson's expert command have never left our popular imagination.

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Looking Back on the Vicksburg Campaign

Brooke C. Stoddard

When the sun set on the Confederacy, the stars began to rise and shine, none more brightly for Northerners than that of Abraham Lincoln, and for Southerners than those of Robert E. Read more

Few photographers were able to capture as big a cross-section of people, places and events during the Civil War as Mathew Brady.

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Understanding the Civil War Though Photography

Much of the American Civil War can be understood through military correspondence, army documents and letters. But to understand the social impact of the bloodiest battles in the nation’s history, researchers and citizens alike often turn to what was then a budding technology: photography. Read more

Earlier this month, researchers began a conservation and restoration project on the Hunley that will last the next five years.

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Another Look at CSS Hunley, the First Combat Submarine

The H.L. Hunley was a Confederate submarine that played a small, yet interesting role in the American Civil War. Often labeled as the first combat submarine that successfully sank another warship, the Hunley demonstrated some of the early advantages armies could attain by exploring undersea warfare. Read more

The British Library's exhibition, "Britain and the American Civil War" commemorates Great Britain's involvement in the War Between the States.

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Great Britain and the American Civil War

1861 to 1865 marked a bitter time in U.S. history. Arguments over states’ rights, slavery and the role the federal goverment should play in national affairs brought both the North an South into a terrible conflict that became the American Civil War. Read more