American History

The Battle of Brandy Station
Just before dawn on June 9, 1863, Union soldiers materialized from a thick fog near the banks of Virginia's Rappahannock River to ambush sleeping Confederates. The ensuing struggle, which lasted throughout the day, was to be known as the Battle of...

24.12.2014

Lay This Laurel
One of the most compelling Civil War stories is that of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment, made up of African-American soldiers who volunteered for the Union Army. Their heroic but futile battle at Fort Wagner was memorialized by sculptor Augustus...

17.08.2017

Father Abraham
Richard Striner provides a fresh look at President Lincoln, aiming to challenge scholarship that has portrayed him as a passive or hesitant abolitionist, showing instead that he was both a moral visionary and shrewd political strategist.

17.12.2013