Purged With Blood

6 Oct
The road to the American Civil War was tumultuous and in some cases, bloody. At the center of antebellum violence was radical abolitionist, John Brown. He had been involved in the Bleeding Kansas conflict and even lead Free State forces...
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Profiles of Great Americans: Stonewall Jackson

21 Jul
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was one of the greatest and most virtuous commanders in the Civil War. He led his men valiantly and fearlessly and left a legacy of great nobility and honor. Despite the fact that Jackson fought under the...
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Epic American Battles: Chancellorsville

2 Dec
Robert E. Lee was one of the greatest American generals who ever lived and although he fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War, he also served in the United States’ army during the Mexican-American War. Robert E. Lee was...
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The Ironic Tale of Wilmer McLean

5 Nov
History can be ironic. One particularly ironic story comes from the American Civil War, a particularly ironic conflict. At the center of this tale is a common fellow named Wilmer  McLean. Wilmer McLean lived near Manassas, Virginia on an estate...
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Three Battles That Preserved the Union

28 Sep
What was the most important battle of the American Civil War? Most people would say Gettysburg. Gettysburg is a popular choice because it was the war’s largest battle. Gettysburg was decisive but I would like to propose three other battles...
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Profiles of Great Americans: Robert E. Lee

23 Sep
“My chief concern is to be a humble, earnest Christian.” So said Robert E. Lee, one of America’s greatest military commanders and strategists. Today, Lee is remembered for leading the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia to victory after victory during...
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