Nov 23, 2015
The American Civil War. A nation divided. State versus State. Brother versus Brother. Talk of the Civil War usually makes one think of the Great Battles: Vicksburg in Mississippi. Antietam in Maryland. First & Second Bull Run in Virginia. Sherman's March through Georgia and the Carolinas, and of course,  Read More. . .
Oct 5, 2015
'Venice is being bombarded with balloons. . . ' Sounds like something out of a Jules Verne novel, doesn't it? Wrong! That's what the Presse of Vienna announced, according to Scientific America in August of 1849. Believe it or not, the history of balloons in military operations predates the Austrian reconquest of Venice by  Read More. . .
May 19, 2014
Robert Smalls was born in 1839 in Beaufort, South Carolina. Being of African descent, you might probably assume that he was born a slave. . . and you’d be right. Robert spent his early years living in his master’s house. When he turned 12, however, his master shipped him off to Charleston where he was leased out to  Read More. . .
Mar 3, 2014
The American Civil War ended in the Spring of 1865 with a crippling defeat of the Confederacy. Suddenly, 9 million residents of the Southern United States found themselves as people without a country. Many families had had their homes looted and burned. Southern railroads and riverboats had been destroyed. Northern  Read More. . .
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