Civil War Settings

Conflict: Civil War

Often when we envision a Civil War soldier, we imagine him fighting on a battlefield. Yet despite there being hundreds of battles and thousands of other military engagements during the war, the vast majority of a soldier’s time was spent in … Continue reading

The Gettysburg Address

Conflict: Civil War

Delivered on 19 November 1863 by President Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address, with its famous opening lines of “Four score and seven years ago,” is one of the best-known speeches in American history. But did you know the following facts about … Continue reading

The Rebel Yell

Conflict: Civil War

Some say it sounded like woh-who-ey, others like ki-yi. Still others recalled it being a “penetrating, rasping, shrieking, blood-curling noise” or “a falsetto yelp” or “a single long cry as from the leader of a pack of hounds.” But any way it … Continue reading