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Ku Klux Klan
Klan members sought the return of home rule to white Democrats, and they utilized violent terrorism to intimidate black freedmen and their white Republican ...
Union Generals' Uniforms
Union Generals' Uniforms "Stars On Their Shoulders". U.S. Army regulations during the Civil War called for the general officer's dress uniform to include a ...
The marshy location, inclement weather, brutal treatment, and overcrowded conditions at Fort Delaware prisoner-of-war camp on Pea Patch Island in the middle ...
A stockade was built around an unused Union army training camp to create Elmira Prison in June 1864. The prison contained 35 barracks and was intended to ...
Of all the unusual combat units of the Civil War, none was more colorful than the Pennsylvania Bucktails (13th Pennsylvania Reserves). ...
Battle of Beaver Dam Creek
Fascinating Fact: The Battle of Beaver Dam Creek is also known as the Battle of Mechanicsville and the Battle of Ellerson's Mill. Back to index page.
Battle of Jonesboro
Battle of Jonesboro "The Last Defense of Atlanta" August 31 - September 1, 1864. The Union army had tried for a month to break through the Confederate ...
The Hartford Convention
The Hartford Convention "New England Considers Secession" December 15, 1814- January 5, 1815. Concern for states' rights and thoughts of secession were not ...
Henry Clay "The Great Pacificator" April 12, 1777 - June 29, 1852 ... Clay earned the nickname "Great Pacificator" for promoting the Missouri Compromise, ...