Yankees argued that the 'Slave Power' had duped and even terrorized regular people into supporting secession
Union officer struck 'Boy General' in the head with a saber during Rebel surrender at Nashville
Quick-thinking North Carolinian took command at a crucial point at Spotsylvania Court House
Destroyed in the war, isolated Virginia rail junction was rebuilt in a spirit of reconciliation
Sharpshooters wore camo and hefted state-of-the-art rifles with longer, flatter trajectory
Black and Native American soldiers outnumbered whites in overlooked July 1863 clash in what is now Oklahoma
The second bloodiest defeat in the 1864 Atlanta campaign devolved into a full frontal catastrophe
Changes in technology and lust for battle information led to the birth of modern American journalism.