• search-icon

19 Essential Civil War Books

Explore the history of America's deadliest conflict with gripping fiction and nonfiction.

By Shannon Raphael & Kelsey McConnell

10 Civil War Battles That Shaped America's Bloodiest Conflict

From 1861 to 1865, these battles determined the fate of the United States.

By Robert Walsh

Watch An Interview With The Last Surviving Witness To The Lincoln Assassination

In 1956, one man reminisced about his experience in the Ford's Theater at age five.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

The Union Saved An Ironclad By Deploying $9 Trash Decoy

The USS Indianola was pressed into service before her completion, yet she managed to serve with honor–and be the subject of a thrilling rescue mission.

By Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

The True Glory of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment

An African American volunteer infantry regiment from Massachusetts gave their courage and their lives to protect the Union.

By John Freund

Ulysses S. Grant: The Man Who Secured the Union’s Victory in the Civil War

Grant Moves South explores the legendary general’s pivotal successes and military strategies.

By Allison Wild

Clotilda, Final Slave Ship to the United States, May Have Just Been Found off the Coast of Alabama

The schooner, lost since 1860, is the last confirmed ship that brought captives from Africa to the United States.

By Catherine Phelan

scroll up