In his remarkable address, the president argued that the Civil War was God's judgment on America for the evil of slavery and that every means, no matter how how horrific, must be used to root it out
With malice toward none, with charity for all, the president set the nation to the task of reconciliation and freedom
Texans' futile battle for access to gold and Pacific ports
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
'I would rather go there and run the chances of being Shot than Stay here all Summer.'
Though most historians call him a crybaby, documents show Washington deliberately withheld needed matériel