The Battle of Allatoona, also known as Allatoona Pass, was fought October 5, 1864, as part of the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of the American Civil War.

Allatoona Pass

The Battle of Allatoona, also known as Allatoona Pass, was fought October 5, 1864, as part of the Franklin-Nashville…

The headquarters of Major Robert Anderson at Fort Sumter, South Carolina during the American Civil War.

Major Anderson's Headquarters

The headquarters of Major Robert Anderson at Fort Sumter, South Carolina during the American Civil War.

Robert Anderson was an American military leader. He served as a Union Army officer in the American Civil War, known for his command of Fort Sumter.

Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson was an American military leader. He served as a Union Army officer in the American Civil…

He served as the Governor of Massachusetts between 1861 and 1866 during the tumultuous American Civil War. He was a guiding force behind the creation of some of the first U.S. Army units of black men.

John A. Andrew

He served as the Governor of Massachusetts between 1861 and 1866 during the tumultuous American Civil…

The Battle of Antietam (also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, particularly in the South), fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek, as part of the Maryland Campaign, was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil. It was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with about 23,000 casualties.

Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Antietam (also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, particularly in the South), fought on…

The Appomattox Campaign (March 29, 1865 – April 9, 1865) was a series of battles fought in Virginia that culminated in the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and the effective end of the American Civil War.

After Appomattox

The Appomattox Campaign (March 29, 1865 – April 9, 1865) was a series of battles fought in Virginia…

William Woods Averell was a career United States Army officer and a cavalry General in the American Civil War. After the war he was a diplomat and became wealthy by inventing American asphalt pavement.

William Woods Averell

William Woods Averell was a career United States Army officer and a cavalry General in the American…

Edward Dickinson Baker (February 24, 1811 – October 21, 1861) was an English-born American politician, lawyer, military leader. Senator from Oregon.

Edward Dickinson Baker

Edward Dickinson Baker (February 24, 1811 – October 21, 1861) was an English-born American politician,…

He was an American politician and soldier, served as Governor of Massachusetts, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and as a Union general during the American Civil War.

Nathaniel Prentiss Banks

He was an American politician and soldier, served as Governor of Massachusetts, Speaker of the U.S.…

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was a Louisiana-born author, civil servant, politician, inventor, and the first prominent general for the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was a Louisiana-born author, civil servant, politician, inventor,…

Henry Whitney Bellows was an American clergyman, and the planner and president of the United States Sanitary Commission, the leading soldiers' aid society, during the American Civil War.

Henry Whitney Bellows

Henry Whitney Bellows was an American clergyman, and the planner and president of the United States…

The Battle of Big Black River Bridge, or Big Black, fought May 17, 1863, was part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War.

Battle at Big Black River

The Battle of Big Black River Bridge, or Big Black, fought May 17, 1863, was part of the Vicksburg Campaign…

The Battle of Big Black River Bridge, or Big Black, fought May 17, 1863, was part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War.

View on the Big Black River

The Battle of Big Black River Bridge, or Big Black, fought May 17, 1863, was part of the Vicksburg Campaign…

The angle between the Union II and VI Corps became known as the "Bloody Angle of Spotsylvania", where perhaps some of the most savage fighting of the whole Civil War took place.

Bloody Angle of Spotsylvania

The angle between the Union II and VI Corps became known as the "Bloody Angle of Spotsylvania", where…

Charles Stuart Boggs (28 January 1811 - 22 April 1877) served in the United States Navy during the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War.

Captain Charles Stewart Boggs

Charles Stuart Boggs (28 January 1811 - 22 April 1877) served in the United States Navy during the Mexican-American…

The Battle of Booneville was a skirmish of the American Civil War, occurring on June 17, 1861, in Cooper County, Missouri. Union victory established Federal control of the Missouri River and helped thwart efforts to ally Missouri with the Confederacy.

General Lyon's March to Booneville

The Battle of Booneville was a skirmish of the American Civil War, occurring on June 17, 1861, in Cooper…

John Wilkes Booth was an American stage actor who assassinated Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865.

John Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth was an American stage actor who assassinated Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of…

John Cabell Breckinridge was a lawyer, U.S. Representative, Senator from Kentucky, Vice President of the United States, Southern Democratic candidate for President in 1860, a Confederate general in the American Civil War, and the last Confederate Secretary of War.

John Cabell Breckinridge

John Cabell Breckinridge was a lawyer, U.S. Representative, Senator from Kentucky, Vice President of…

John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859) was an American abolitionist who advocated and practiced armed insurrection as a means to end all slavery. He led the Pottawatomie Massacre in 1856 in Bleeding Kansas and the unsuccessful raid at Harpers Ferry in 1859.

John Brown

John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859) was an American abolitionist who advocated and practiced…

William Gannaway Brownlow was Governor of Tennessee from 1865 to 1869 and a Senator from Tennessee from 1869 to 1875. Serving during Reconstruction following the American Civil War, Brownlow was strongly pro-Union.

William Gannaway Brownlow

William Gannaway Brownlow was Governor of Tennessee from 1865 to 1869 and a Senator from Tennessee from…

The First Battle of Bull Run, also known as the First Battle of Manassas, was the first major land battle of the American Civil War, fought on July 21, 1861, near Manassas, Virginia.

Battle of Bull Run

The First Battle of Bull Run, also known as the First Battle of Manassas, was the first major land battle…

The bridge played a key role in the September 1862 Battle of Antietam during the American Civil War when a small number of Confederate soldiers from Georgia for several hours held off repeated attempts by elements of the Union Army to take the bridge by force.

"Burnside Bridge," Antietam Creek

The bridge played a key role in the September 1862 Battle of Antietam during the American Civil War…

Ambrose Everett Burnside (May 23, 1824 – September 13, 1881) was an American soldier, railroad executive, inventor, industrialist, and politician from Rhode Island, serving as governor and a U.S. Senator from Rhode Island.

Ambrose Everett Burnside

Ambrose Everett Burnside (May 23, 1824 – September 13, 1881) was an American soldier, railroad executive,…

Daniel Adams Butterfield (October 31, 1831 – July 17, 1901) was a New York businessman, a Union General in the American Civil War, and Assistant U.S. Treasurer in New York.

Daniel Butterfield

Daniel Adams Butterfield (October 31, 1831 – July 17, 1901) was a New York businessman, a Union…

Edward Richard Sprigg Canby (November 9, 1817 – April 11, 1873) was a career United States Army officer and a Union General in the American Civil War and Indian Wars.

Edward Richard Sprigg Canby

Edward Richard Sprigg Canby (November 9, 1817 – April 11, 1873) was a career United States Army…

Castle Thunder, located in Richmond, Virginia, was a former tobacco warehouse located on Tobacco Row, converted into a prison used by the Confederacy to house civilian prisoners, including captured Union spies, political prisoners and those charged with treason during the American Civil War.

Castle Thunder

Castle Thunder, located in Richmond, Virginia, was a former tobacco warehouse located on Tobacco Row,…

The Battle of Cedar Creek, or The Battle of Belle Grove, October 19, 1864, was one of the final, and most decisive, battles in the Valley Campaigns of 1864 during the American Civil War.

View at Cedar Creek Battle-ground

The Battle of Cedar Creek, or The Battle of Belle Grove, October 19, 1864, was one of the final, and…

Adna Romanza Chaffee was a General in the United States Army. Chaffee took part in the American Civil War and Indian Wars, played a key role in the Spanish-American War, and was instrumental at crushing the Boxer Rebellion in China.

Adna Romanza Chaffee

Adna Romanza Chaffee was a General in the United States Army. Chaffee took part in the American Civil…

An illustration of the ruins of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

Chambersburg

An illustration of the ruins of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

The Battle of Chancellorsville was a major battle of the American Civil War, fought near the village of Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, from April 30 to May 6, 1863.

Ruins of Chancellorsville

The Battle of Chancellorsville was a major battle of the American Civil War, fought near the village…

A view of Charleston, South Carolina during the Civil War.

Charleston During the Civil War

A view of Charleston, South Carolina during the Civil War.

The Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 18-20, 1863, marked the end of a Union offensive in south-central Tennessee and northwestern Georgia called the Chickamauga Campaign. The battle was the most significant Union defeat in the Western Theater of the American Civil War.

Battle of Chickamauga

The Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 18-20, 1863, marked the end of a Union offensive in south-central…

Rear Admiral Charles Edgar Clark (10 August 1843 - 1 October 1922) was an officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War and the Spanish-American War.

Charles Edgar Clark

Rear Admiral Charles Edgar Clark (10 August 1843 - 1 October 1922) was an officer in the United States…

The Battle of Cold Harbor, the final battle of Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's 1864 Overland Campaign during the American Civil War, is remembered as one of American history's bloodiest, most lopsided battles.

Battle of Cold Harbor

The Battle of Cold Harbor, the final battle of Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's 1864 Overland Campaign…

The Battle of Chattanooga and included the Battle of Lookout Mountain on November 25, 1863 during the American Civil War.

Confederate Battery on the Top of Lookout Mountain

The Battle of Chattanooga and included the Battle of Lookout Mountain on November 25, 1863 during the…

The Confederate Battle Flag.

Confederate Battle Flag

The Confederate Battle Flag.

The British ran a blockade of Southern ports with vessels carrying arms, ammunitions, and other supplies to the Confederates.

A Confederate Blockade-Runner

The British ran a blockade of Southern ports with vessels carrying arms, ammunitions, and other supplies…

The first flag of the U.S. Confederacy.

First Confederate Flag

The first flag of the U.S. Confederacy.

The second Confederate Flag adopted May 1, 1863, called the Confederate National Flag.

Confederate National Flag - No. 2

The second Confederate Flag adopted May 1, 1863, called the Confederate National Flag.

The third Confederate Flag adopted March 4, 1865, called the Confederate National Flag.

Confederate National Flag - No. 3

The third Confederate Flag adopted March 4, 1865, called the Confederate National Flag.

The Confederate rosette and badge was worn by supporters of the Southern Confederation.

Confederate Rosette and Badge

The Confederate rosette and badge was worn by supporters of the Southern Confederation.

The seal of the Confederate States.

Confederate States Seal

The seal of the Confederate States.

Samuel Wylie Crawford (November 8, 1829 - November 3, 1892) was a United States Army surgeon and a Union general in the American Civil War.

Samuel Wylie Crawford

Samuel Wylie Crawford (November 8, 1829 - November 3, 1892) was a United States Army surgeon and a Union…

Samuel Ryan Curtis (February 3, 1805 - December 26, 1866) was an American military officer, most famous for his role in the Trans-Mississippi Theater of the American Civil War.

Samuel Ryan Curtis

Samuel Ryan Curtis (February 3, 1805 - December 26, 1866) was an American military officer, most famous…

George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 - June 25, 1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars.

George Armstrong Custer

George Armstrong Custer (December 5, 1839 - June 25, 1876) was a United States Army officer and cavalry…

Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren, USN, (November 13, 1809 – July 12, 1870) merchant and Swedish Consul in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, made his career in the United States Navy.

John Adolph Dahlgren

Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren, USN, (November 13, 1809 – July 12, 1870) merchant…

Charles Anderson Dana (August 8, 1819 – October 17, 1897) was an American journalist, author, and government official, best known for his association with Ulysses S. Grant during the American Civil War and his aggressive political advocacy after the war.

Charles Anderson Dana

Charles Anderson Dana (August 8, 1819 – October 17, 1897) was an American journalist, author,…

The first and only President of the Confederate States of America, from 1861 to 1865.

Jefferson Davis

The first and only President of the Confederate States of America, from 1861 to 1865.

Jefferson Columbus Davis (March 2, 1828 – November 30, 1879) was an officer in the United States Army who served in the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, and the Modoc War.

Jefferson C. Davis

Jefferson Columbus Davis (March 2, 1828 – November 30, 1879) was an officer in the United States…

Jefferson Davis', the President of the Confederate States of America, first message.

Jefferson Davis's First Message

Jefferson Davis', the President of the Confederate States of America, first message.

William Dennison, Jr. (November 23, 1815 – June 15, 1882) was a Whig and Republican politician from Ohio. He served as the 24th Governor of Ohio and as U.S. Postmaster General in the Cabinet of President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War.

William Dennison

William Dennison, Jr. (November 23, 1815 – June 15, 1882) was a Whig and Republican politician from…

John Adams Dix (July 24, 1798 – April 21, 1879) was an American politician from New York. He served as Secretary of the Treasury, U.S. Senator, and New York Governor. He was also a distinguished Civil War General.

John Adams Dix

John Adams Dix (July 24, 1798 – April 21, 1879) was an American politician from New York. He served…

Abner Doubleday (June 26, 1819 – January 26, 1893) was a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War.

Abner Doubleday

Abner Doubleday (June 26, 1819 – January 26, 1893) was a career United States Army officer and…

The New York Draft Riots (July 11 to July 16, 1863), were violent disturbances in New York City that were the culmination of discontent with new laws passed by Congress to draft men to fight in the ongoing American Civil War.

The Draft Riots - The Rioters and the 7th Regiment

The New York Draft Riots (July 11 to July 16, 1863), were violent disturbances in New York City that…

Samuel Francis Du Pont (September 27, 1803 – June 23, 1865) was an American naval officer who achieved the rank of Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, and a member of the prominent Du Pont family.

Samuel Francis Dupont

Samuel Francis Du Pont (September 27, 1803 – June 23, 1865) was an American naval officer who…

Jubal Anderson Early (November 3, 1816 – March 2, 1894) was a lawyer and Confederate general in the American Civil War.

Jubal A. Early

Jubal Anderson Early (November 3, 1816 – March 2, 1894) was a lawyer and Confederate general in…

Charles Ellet, Jr. (1 January 1810 – 21 June 1862) was a civil engineer and a colonel during the American Civil War, mortally wounded at the Battle of Memphis.

Charles Ellet

Charles Ellet, Jr. (1 January 1810 – 21 June 1862) was a civil engineer and a colonel during the…

Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth (April 11, 1837 – May 24, 1861) was a lawyer and soldier, best known as the first conspicuous casualty of the American Civil War.

Ephraim Elmer Ellsworth

Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth (April 11, 1837 – May 24, 1861) was a lawyer and soldier, best known as…

Richard Stoddert Ewell (February 8, 1817 – January 25, 1872) was a career U.S. Army officer and a Confederate general during the American Civil War.

Richard Stoddert Ewell

Richard Stoddert Ewell (February 8, 1817 – January 25, 1872) was a career U.S. Army officer and…

The Battle of Seven Pines, also known as the Battle of Fair Oaks or Fair Oaks Station, took place on May 31 and June 1, 1862, in Henrico County, Virginia, as part of the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War.

Fair Oaks

The Battle of Seven Pines, also known as the Battle of Fair Oaks or Fair Oaks Station, took place on…