Battle of the Crater

The battle of the Crater took place on July 30, 1864 outside the city of Petersburg Virginia. The rebel held town of Petersburg was on the road to the Confederate capital of Richmond Virginia, it was also a major Confederate railroad depot for supplies that went into […]

Battle of the Crater2021-06-04T14:43:29-04:00

Civil War Generals

How Many Civil War Generals Were There

Civil War generals numbered in the hundreds during the war. Many officers were promoted to higher ranks during the war, which included promotions to the rank of general.

These promotions were called brevet promotions. They were only valid for as long as the war lasted.

After […]

Civil War Generals2021-02-27T16:18:25-05:00

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 took place in […]

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Abolitionist

Abolitionist Definition

Leading up to the outbreak of the Civil War the definition of abolitionist was a person who opposed slavery. Their goal was to abolish slavery immediately. John Brown, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman are the most well known abolitionists.

Abolitionist Movement

The abolitionist movement began years before the Civil War broke […]

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Jeb Stuart

James Ewell Brown (Jeb) Stuart (1833-1864) was born on February 6, 1833 Stuart enrolled at the the US Military Academy at West Point and graduated in 1854. His first service was the 1st US Cavalry in the Kansas territory, though he was transferred east in 1859.

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John Brown

John Brown (1800-1859) was perhaps the most famous person involved in the abolitionist movement who fought against slavery in America leading up to the Civil War.

Why Was John Brown An Abolitionist

Brown was born on May 9th 1800 to a deeply religious family. The entire idea of people living in […]

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Civil War Uniform

The Civil War uniform for both Northern troops and Southern troops was one of the most basic and important things a solider could have. Uniforms were more than just clothes to wear.

They showed your friends and enemies alike what side you were on, they showed what branch of service you […]

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Battle of Gettysburg

The battle of Gettysburg is the most well known battle of the American Civil War. The battle lasted for three days from July 1st to July 3rd 1863. When it was over more than 8,000 soldiers on both sides would be dead.

Why Was the Battle of Gettysburg a Turning Point […]

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Civil War Weapons

There were many types of Civil War weapons ranging from muskets to ironclads.

In the roughly 80 years between the American Revolution and the start of the Civil War, weapon technology had advanced greatly.

Despite advancements in technology the arsenals in both the Union and Confederacy were still mostly stocked with the […]

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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 […]

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