Category Archives: Civil War

Article: The Gettysburg Reunion of 1913


The link below is to an article that takes a look back to the US Civil War Battle of Gettysburg reunion held in 1913.

For more visit:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/28128/gettysburg-great-reunion-1913


USA: Civil War – Gettysburg



Article: Submarines in Early US History


The link below is to an article that looks at early submarines from the US War of independence and the Civil War.

For more visit:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/48600/short-history-revolutionary-and-civil-war-submarines


Article: US Civil War – Medical Advances


The link below is to an article reporting on medical advances made during the US Civil War.

For more visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/135678


Today in History: 13 April 1861


Fort Sumter Surrenders to Confederate Troops

ABOVE: Fort Sumter

ABOVE: Fort Sumter from the Charleston Defences

On this day in 1861, Fort Sumter, the island fort in the entrance to Charleston Harbor surrendered to Confederate troops following a fierce bombardment that had begun the previous day. The Battle of Fort Sumter was the first major battle of the American Civil War.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Sumter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Sumter

Books:
Within Fort Sumter, by A. Fletcher
Major Robert Anderson and Fort Sumter, by Eba Anderson Lawton


Today in History: 07 April 1862


American Civil War: The Battle of Shiloh Ends

On this day in 1862 during the American Civil War, the Battle of Shiloh ended in Tennessee, when Union troops under General Ulysses S. Grant defeated Confederate troops under General Albert Sidney Johnston and P. G. T. Beauregard.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shiloh

Books:
The Illustrated Comprehensive History of the Great Battle of Shiloh, by Samuel Meek Howard


Article: Glowing at the Battle of Shiloh


The following article reports on the strange reports of glowing soldiers at the Battle of Shiloh in the American Civil War.

For more, visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/122477


Today in History: 06 April 1862


American Civil War: The Battle of Shiloh Begins

ABOVE: Scene depicting the Battle of Shiloh

 

On this day in 1862 during the American Civil War, the Battle of Shiloh begins in Tennessee, when Union troops under General Ulysses S. Grant confront Confederate troops under General Albert Sidney Johnston and P. G. T. Beauregard. Though the battle started well for Confederate forces on the first day, it ultimately turned to defeat on the second.

ABOVE: Generals Sherman and U. S. Grant

 

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shiloh

Books:
The Illustrated Comprehensive History of the Great Battle of Shiloh, by Samuel Meek Howard


Article: US Civil War Dead


The Estimated Number of Dead Revised Up by 20%

The following article reports on a revision of the estimated number of dead in the US Civil War and the figure has increased by 20%.

For more, visit:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/03/science/civil-war-toll-up-by-20-percent-in-new-estimate.html


USA: Confederate Civil War Submarine H. L. Hunley


The world’s first successful combat submarine, the H. L. Hunley, was raised from the ocean floor near Charleston over 10 years ago and is now on display in the United States.

For more on this exciting civil war discovery, read:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45980970/#.TxKF66WHFKV

For photos, visit:
http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/13/10144922-complete-civil-war-submarine-unveiled-for-first-time


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