Almost everyone has at least a passing familiarity with Ulysses S. Grant, the military, and political figure — the general who helped win the Civil War for the Union and later became president of the...
Category - Civil War Research
So, if you’re planning on trekking to one of the famous Civil War battlefields across the country, which ones should be on the top of your list?
Did you know that alternative records exist to help you fill in the gaps left by the loss of most of the 1890 US federal census? There are several such sources. One of the most useful, but little use...
Have you ever heard of Mathew Brady? If not, he is a name you will want to look into. Because of him & his photographs, we know what the Civil War looked like.
Town Line is a tiny hamlet in upstate New York near the Canadian border that inexplicably voted to secede and join the Confederacy during the Civil War. No one knows why to this day. Here is the...
Have you ever heard of the Union medical card collection? It is an invaluable and little-known resource for Civil War genealogy research. In this article, I’ll explain how to use it.
Did you know women played a large and important roles in the Civil War? They did. And it wasn't just by keeping the home fires burning. They were real soldiers.
Are you interested in the Confederate flag, for genealogical or historical reasons? Here is the real history of the flag and how it came to be.
The presence of African American soldiers in the Confederate army is a little known fact of the Civil War. Here are the answers you need to know.
The Missouri Compromise was an important factor in the events that lead up to the Civil War. This is what the Missouri Compromise was, and how it contributed to the Civil War that was to come.
Not many people know that Native Americans participated in the Civil War. They actually fought on both sides. Here's why they fought and what role they played.