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 […]

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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 […]

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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 Generals2021-09-10T14:55:08-04:00


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 […]


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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