Civil War Facts
Of the 364,000 on the Union side who lost their lives, a third were killed or died of wounds and two-thirds died of disease. The chance of surviving a wound in Civil War days was 7 to 1; in the Korean War, 50 to 1. Many doctors who sa
Civil War Cannons
Civil War cannons were mounted on carriages made of oak with iron fittings. There were several different sizes of carriages to accommodate each type of cannon.
There were many types and styles of cannon rounds manufactured during t
Civil War Generals
During the American Civil War, 1,008 men wore the rank of "General". The North and South each had different levels of rank within the rank of "General".
Union Civil War Generals
583 Union soldiers wore the rank of "General". For t
The Underground Railroad was not really a railroad at all. The Underground Railroad was a network of anti-slavery people, both black and white, who arranged transport and safe-houses for slaves on the run. This network allowed sl
Civil War Summary
The American Civil War started with Abraham Lincoln's victory in the presidential election of 1860, which triggered South Carolina's secession from the Union. Leaders in the state had long been waiting for an event that might unite