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Sultana Ship

The Sultana Ship disaster came at the end of the American Civil War. The Confederate surrender to the Union on April 9th, 1865, was the culmination of four incredibly difficult years for the United States, leaving the nation battered and weary.

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Sultana Ship2022-02-23T14:47:34-05:00

Battle of Seven Pines

The Battle of Seven Pines (also called the Battle of Fair Oaks, Battle of Fair Oaks Station) was fought on May 31st to June 1st, 1862, in Henrico County, Virginia.

At this point in the Civil War, Seven Pines was one of the bloodiest battles of the war, second to the […]

Battle of Seven Pines2022-02-14T14:17:47-05:00

Sherman’s March to the Sea

Sherman’s March to the Sea, part of the Atlanta-Savannah Campaign, was one of the most important, infamous, and controversial military operations from the American Civil War (1861-1865). The March was intended to help end the fighting of the bloody Civil War and preserve the Union through the destruction of the […]

Sherman’s March to the Sea2022-02-04T12:11:03-05:00


The Zouaves (pronounced zoo-ahvs) were a division of light infantry corps originally designed in 1830 to serve in North Africa as the colonial military arm of the French Army.

The name “Zouave” comes from the French derivative of the name Zouavas (Zwawa/Igawawen), a Berber tribe from the Djurdjura mountains of Algeria […]



Hardtack is a dense water cracker or biscuit made of water and flour (although salt was also common, albeit not always used). It was frequently found in military rations across European and American history.

Most famously, hardtack was used as a long-lasting food, able to withstand months or even years […]


H.L. Hunley

The H.L. Hunley is famous for being the first submarine to sink an enemy ship. Preceding the Hunley was the first American submarine used during the Revolutionary War called the Turtle (also called the American Turtle), which was an incredibly small and crude version of an underwater boat.

The Turtle was […]

H.L. Hunley2022-01-14T13:20:41-05:00

Civil War Battles in Louisiana

All Civil War battles in Louisiana. They are in the order that they occurred in during the Civil War.

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Forts Jackson and St. Philip

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Civil War Battles in Louisiana2021-12-16T14:39:06-05:00

Civil War Battles in Georgia

There were many battles in the state of Georgia during the Civil War. Most of the battles were fought near Atlanta and in the Northwestern part of the state.

The battle of Chickamauga was fought in Georgia in 1863 resulting in a Confederate victory. However the most famous event that […]

Civil War Battles in Georgia2021-12-16T14:11:33-05:00

Anaconda Plan

When Did the Anaconda Plan Start

The Anaconda Plan was developed at the beginning of the American Civil War. It was the Union’s strategic plan to defeat the Confederacy.

Why Did the Union Call it the Anaconda Plan

The main purpose of the Anaconda plan was to defeat the rebellion […]

Anaconda Plan2022-02-11T14:26:59-05:00
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