Small force of Navy ships battled Confederate guns to keep the Potomac open for traffic
To protect Washington from surrounding Southerners, Maj. John Barnard built a network of forts and gun emplacements. It was only tested once.
After sharing Nobel Prize, Ken Rutherford wrote a history of Civil War explosive devices
Flamboyant Texan Ben McCulloch was the best leader the Confederates had in Arkansas
McClellan's and Lee's armies fought three battles in one day to gain control passes east of Sharpsburg
North and South wrestled for control of this important crossroads
Civil War buffs descend on small Georgia town for part-country fair, part history lesson
Union Sgt. George W. Quimby donned a Confederate uniform to gather intelligence during the March to the Sea
Joseph Bailey built bulwarks to trap water, then let loose the rising flood and saved the Union fleet
Get off the tourist path and appreciate hidden spots that illuminate America's most significant battle
During the siege of Savannah, a heavily defended Confederate bastion fell to infantrymen's 'deadly aim'
On the eve of Sharpsburg, Uncle Robert broke down when the tough Texan refused to apologize to Shanks Evans
Many blacks who entered Pennsylvania with the Army of Northern Virginia escaped—but many accepted bondage as the price of contact with loved ones
After serving as a junior officer, 'Rob' Lee wrote a renowned chronicle of his father's life