Plenty of blame to go around for the defeat that cost the Union army 13,000 casualties
An Iron Brigade captain recounts his regiment's epic Gettysburg fight
Stephen Vail came up with dots and dashes, but Patent Office gave credit to Morse, the better known inventor
'I would rather go there and run the chances of being Shot than Stay here all Summer.'
Soldiers and civilians flocked to see the freakish and fantastic
When his home state was a political borderland, artist's most famous works celebrated frontier democracy
Though most historians call him a crybaby, documents show Washington deliberately withheld needed matériel
Alexander Hamilton's grandson was born to be a great general, but illness intervened
When history travel becomes a reality, visit the small town where the border war got seriously ugly
Only when settlers instituted private property rights did the New World thrive
A few of our favorite locations on the war's most gory single-day battlefield
Surgeons kept temperature, pressure, wind speed, and humidity records—but they didn't know what to do with the data
Among those to follow in Annie Oakley's footsteps was trick-shooting prodigy Freeda Hartzell.