Civil War

The last 10 days of the war: Richmond to Appomattox

March 16, 2015

If anything marked Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s demeanor in the spring of 1865, it was his determination to stretch Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army, which was entrenched around Petersburg, Va., to the breaking point. […]

Civil War

This spring, learn how the Civil War ended

March 1, 2015

The great national nightmare was coming to an end 150 years ago, but there’s probably a lot you don’t know about what happened in March and April of 1865. As we wind down our coverage […]

Civil War

Antietam Marked the War’s Bloodiest Day

September 6, 2009

Get off Interstate 70 outside of Frederick, Maryland, and take Alternate Route 40 toward Boonsboro and you will eventually pass through Turner’s Gap in South Mountain. It’s one of the three mountain passes where, on […]