Archives: Civil War


Civil War: A Breakthrough at Fort Stedman

In March of 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee needed a miracle. And a bloody, tide-turning miracle he got…for about four hours. Then that tide turned right back around. It’s happening, y’all. The Civil War is about to end.


Civil War: Lincoln’s Inauguration 2.0

On this day, 150 years ago, Lincoln was inaugurated YET AGAIN. The Civil War’s axles were about to break, and the man who had been elected to deal with the situation was about to see it through.


Civil War: Battle of Hatcher’s Run

Things aren’t looking great for…well, anyone, really, but especially the Confederates.


Civil War: One Last Chance for Peace

A Union rock meets a Confederate hard place (or was it vice versa?) as everyone agrees that peace would be great, but no one can figure out how to do it.


Civil War: The winter of desertion

They were committed to their Cause. They were angry at the other half of their nation. They were willing to fight to the death! Until a winter of not being paid, clothed, fed, or sheltered made them all peace out. And with dang good reason.


Civil War: A New Year’s Day “feast”

It sucks to be away from family and friends during the holidays. Whether it’s due to travel complications, your work schedule, or it’s 1865 and you’re stuck in a cold, miserable, muddy trench outside Petersburg surrounded by your fellow dirty soldiers.


Civil War: The winter drags on

For the Confederate soldiers and citizens of Petersburg behind siege lines, things grow more difficult and food becomes scarce.


Civil War: Winter quarters

Cold and under siege, soldiers of the Civil War build some pretty…interesting winter quarters.


Civil War: Hospital rats

Here’s a story from 150 years ago about hospital rats. Happy Holidays!


Civil War: A high-stakes election

One of the turning points of the war: November 8th, 1864.