Explore the stories of those who fought in, protested against, and lived through the Civil War. There are countless accounts of slaves fleeing the South via the Underground Railroad, as well as those who aided them and those who pursued them. There are also plenty of biographies of soldiers and military officials who fought, including Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and Benjamin Grierson; not to mention the many contributions of President Abraham Lincoln.
For that brief, but impactful moment in history, the United States was split in two. These books look at what led up to the war, how it happened, and what rebuilding looked like—and continues to look like.
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Learn about the eventful life of John Wesley Powell—professor, Civil War veteran, and explorer of the American West.
It was one of the last battles of the Civil War.
By Team Mighty
The CSS Shenandoah wasn't ready to surrender.
He also reconnected with the Union soldier who shot him.
By Team Mighty
A picture is worth a thousand words.
By Grace Felder
The mystery of the "Angel's Glow" wasn't solved until 2001.
A clever Union colonel helped split the Confederacy in two.
The Confederate deserter and the victorious Union general shared their reminisces with each other and the country.
By John Tuttle
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
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