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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]