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.
Archives: Civil War
For the Confederate soldiers and citizens of Petersburg behind siege lines, things grow more difficult and food becomes scarce.
Cold and under siege, soldiers of the Civil War build some pretty…interesting winter quarters.
Here’s a story from 150 years ago about hospital rats. Happy Holidays!
One of the turning points of the war: November 8th, 1864.
150 years ago, the siege of Petersburg continues, despite the best efforts of the Union General Ulysses S. Grant.
Les Mis had a surprising influence on the South during the Civil War.
Beards, beef, and bandits–150 years ago this week.
In the summer of 1864, the Confederate Secret Service launched a plot to attack City Point (present-day Hopewell).
150 years ago one of the baddest badasses of Richmond fought in his last duel: newspaper editor John Moncure Daniel.