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The Perspective of Time

Some events in life seem small at the time but later prove bigger than they at first seemed. On the other hand, some events seem, at the moment that they occur, bigger than they really are. 1,111 more words

Lincoln Removes McClellan

November 7, 1862 – Major General George B. McClellan received orders removing him as commander of the Army of the Potomac.

After over a year of frustration with McClellan’s lack of aggressiveness in Virginia, President Abraham Lincoln’s patience finally ended. 1,087 more words


The Anaconda Plan

Although George McClellan succeeded Winfield Scott as general in chief of the Union army in late 1861, Scott had already set a plan in motion that would, in one form or another, last the duration of the war. 853 more words

Civil War

Voices of the Maryland Campaign: September 5, 1862

While Confederate soldiers under “Stonewall” Jackson’s command poured across the Potomac River, Federal forces inside Washington’s fortifications continued to sort themselves out. President Lincoln met Ambrose Burnside this morning, offering him command of the army tasked with marching into Maryland and expelling the Rebels from the state. 458 more words


Profiles in History: William Sprague IV, Rhode Island Governor Who Left His Job to Fight for the Union

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló is currently the youngest governor, having assumed office earlier this year when he was 37. Rhode Island’s governor During the Civil War was even younger when he took the helm of the state at age 29. 521 more words


The Horrid Pit: The Battle of the Crater, the Civil War’s Cruelest Mission

Written by: Alan Axelrod

The Battle of the Crater is one of the Civil War’s most fascinating stories. Though not as bloody as many other battles, it was notably brutal in how it was fought and how it looked, with swarms of men on both sides in and around a large hole in the ground, with a light fog perpetually hanging in the air. 586 more words

Civil War

Kit Carson's Home is Attacked!

On June 26, 1850, while Kit Carson was traveling home from Missouri with trade goods, a band of Native Americans attacked the Carson’s hamlet of… 341 more words

American West