The Golden Coin

Conflict: Civil War

George E. Dixon was part of the 21st Alabama Infantry Regiment and supposedly quite the lady’s man. For over 100 years, a legend of Dixon, a woman, and a gold coin has continued throughout history. The coin did indeed exist, … Continue reading

A Short-lived Success

Conflict: Civil War

The submarine H.L. Hunley was built in 1863 in Alabama and shipped by rail to South Carolina, where it sank on its first training mission. Five men drowned with the ship, but the Hunley was raised for a second chance. The submarine set … Continue reading