The Quasi-War

Conflict: Uncategorized

You may think that following the Revolutionary War, the United States wasn’t involved in another war with a foreign nation until the War of 1812—but that’s not entirely true. America was involved in two unofficial wars during this time, one … Continue reading

Malingering On

Conflict: Civil War

Malingering—faking or exaggerating illness or disability—was a relatively common problem in Civil War hospitals. In addition to the age-old reason of malingering to avoid duty, faking illness or disability was especially common during the Civil War because of the bounties … Continue reading