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Tubman led 150 men in a military operation that freed 750 enslaved people and wreaked havoc on Confederate troops.
These glimpses into the past will help you cope with the present.
Robert Smalls commandeered a ship, freed dozens of other slaves, and convinced President Lincoln to allow black men to serve in the Union Army.
These hardworking generals outperformed the showboats at every turn.
Natural barricades, manmade obstacles, and heavy reinforcements kept the capital safe.
Rediscover what America has meant from 1776 to the modern day.
Gilbert Bates toured the South and England on foot in Union uniform, flag in hand.
From 1861 to 1865, these battles determined the fate of the United States.
By Robert Walsh
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.
St Albans Raid was one of the most controversial events in the Civil War.
He retired in 1904—but the Army wasn't done with him.
Grant Moves South explores the legendary general’s pivotal successes and military strategies.
By Allison Wild