The Apotheosis of Washington fresco was added to Washington DC’s Capitol Dome by artist Constantino Brumidi during the Civil War. He started the job when he was nearly 60 years old. See it here!
The lie that followed famed Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman to the grave (1961) By Merton T. Akers – Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester, New
See what it looked like during President Lincoln’s historic Gettysburg Address speech, plus eyewitness accounts, analysis, full text & and a handwritten copy of the speech.
Here, we present many thought-provoking Abraham Lincoln quotes from throughout his distinguished career, gathered from antique books.
While books and articles on America’s slave trade can offer important historical insight, seeing the ads placed in the newspapers of the era really brings the brutality home.
Here are more 20 colorfully-illustrated vintage Memorial day postcards for the national American holiday originally known as Decoration Day. These antique cards are all from the early 1900s.
Back in 1862, a woman wrote to a top fashion magazine to lament the work involved with Civil War-era hairstyles. Here’s what she said – plus see 8 hairdos from the time.
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war.
The 1860s were a time of great conflict and stress, but that didn’t mean that formal Civil War-era dresses were suddenly less extravagant — they were anything but.
1940′ “Gone With the Wind” – when adjusted for inflation – remains the highest-grossing movie of all time. Here’s a look back at this beloved classic film!
‘Let us always be willing to give them whatever credit is their due.’ 186,000 men of African descent fought for the Union in the Civil War. Here are some antique portraits showing just a few of these soldiers.
See some interviews offering insight into the life and mind of actress Vivien Leigh, best known for her starring role in the hugely successful movie, Gone With the Wind.
If you have been looking for the perfect authentic old-fashioned fruitcake, this is for you! Get 20 traditional Southern fruitcake recipes – from Plantation Fruit Cake and beyond – right here.
I am at loss for the proper word to use to describe what television has done with Haley’s book Roots. “Enhance” will not do, nor is “heightened” sufficient. There is no word that is adequate.
There’s so much history packed into the history of the American flag, that doesn’t only represent the states in the country, but the evolution of the USA.
When the flowers are reverently placed on the graves on Memorial Day, there will be many indebted to General John Alexander Logan. Here’s why.
Find out about the lost silent film, ‘The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln,’ which was said to offer a vibrant, realistic look into the life of the beloved 16th President.
Each of these antique daguerreotype portraits was taken in Ohio before the Civil War, but we may never know who any of these people were.
The history of revolvers, rifles & other guns comes to you from an encyclopedia published in the late 1930s or early 1940s, and offers a unique perspective on these weapons.
Harriet Tubman: Rebel was slave activist, Union spy (1964) Harriet Tubman, pioneer Negro activist, was one of the leaders of the antislavery crusade. She made
President Lincoln’s call to arms – and the start of the Civil War BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Whereas
See a timeline and find out about the life and career of this Ulysses S Grant, best known as a Civil War General and as the 18th President of the United States.
Did you ever think that every first or last name must originally have meant something? It originally meant something, and was intended to be applicable to the person who first bore it.
“The cherished memory of the loved and lost” President Lincoln’s letter of condolence was delivered to Lydia Bixby on November 25, 1864, and was republished
Staunton to Have Many at Vet Reunion Unveiling of Lee equestrian statue in Charlottesville tomorrow to be preceded by big parade, Company L, and Stonewall
President Benjamin Harrison on the obligations of wealth (1898) General Harrison addresses a large gathering at Chicago The Union League Club’s celebration in honor of
Lee has surrendered! Domestic treason is utterly suppressed and punished — freedom extended to all the people — the South conquered — the rebellion at an end — and peace with a Union restored and purified nigh at hand.
Frederick Douglass, who was born a slave in Talbot county, Maryland, in 1817, was the one conspicuous anti-slavery agitator who spoke of the wrongs and cruelty of slavery from personal experience.
An epistolary invasion Does the search for the popular bubble in the cannon’s mouth develop a taste for intellectual pursuits? What intellectual faculties does war
Fourth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers Concord, New Hampshire (1861) The Eagle and the Harp – Irish recruitment poster from the Civil War Come with
Even before she wrote Little Women, she was eminent in her family… Louisa May Alcott was a big, lovable, tender-hearted, generous girl, with black hair, thick and long, and flashing, humorous black eyes.
Map of the Battle of Antietam A. “East Wood,” where Hooker engaged Hood’s Division from sunset till dark, the 16th. B. The “Cornfield.” where Hooker
The romance of old photos Vintage nineteenth-century photographs are the current delight and sensation of the art world. When old prints are put up for
A trick of war A correspondent of the of the New York Dispatch says that during the War of 1812 he accidentally got possession of
Generals looking at a map General Ulysses S Grant examining map held by General George G Meade (May 21, 1864): Soldiers filling canteens In Fredericksburg,
HIGHLY IMPORTANT NEWS. VICTORY!! VICTORY!!! OFFICIAL WAR BULLETINS. GRANT OUTGENERALS LEE. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC TRIUMPHANT. Unparalelled Slaughter on Both Sides. Heavy Captures of Artillery
From Fortress Monroe Burnside advancing to Suffolk Great excitement in Norfolk Arrest of German Turners in Richmond American flags found Cotton and tobacco to be