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.
It was one of the last battles of the Civil War.
By Team Mighty
The CSS Shenandoah wasn't ready to surrender.
Discover the cultural celebration behind the historic anniversary.
He also reconnected with the Union soldier who shot him.
By Team Mighty
When peace talks failed, this federal property tipped our divided nation into its bloodiest conflict.
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
Confederates and Union troops alike made flawed decisions with fatal consequences.
Gilbert Bates toured the South and England on foot in Union uniform, flag in hand.
Explore the history of America's deadliest conflict with gripping fiction and nonfiction.
From 1861 to 1865, these battles determined the fate of the United States.
By Robert Walsh
Here's how Billy Yank ultimately defeated Johnny Reb.
These gripping films illuminate one of American history's darkest chapters.
By Dave Adams
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