Civil War Sesquicentennial: Battle of Stones River

As the Civil War entered its grueling second year in December 1862, the Northern public’s war fatigue was palpable to President Abraham Lincoln and his generals. They needed a game changer to regain momentum and reassure the North after their … Continue reading

Civil War Sesquicentennial: Battle of Antietam

As far as the annals of U.S. Civil War history go, The Battle of Antietam holds significant space. This Monday marks its 150th anniversary and a remembrance of its two major milestones. Not only was it the bloodiest single day … Continue reading

Civil War Sesquicentennial: Seven Days Battles

Union forces, with victories at Fort Henry and Donelson in Tennessee under their belt, seemed to be marching towards inevitable victory as they made their way to Richmond, VA, the Confederacy’s capital. But, a newly-appointed Confederate army commander named Robert … Continue reading