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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

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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

H is for Hooker and S is for Sideburn

Here are two men that I just recently learned about from Child 2:

On the left is Ambrose Burnside. Burnside was a Civil War officer with a bit of a checkered career: at one point being conspired against (according to Wikipedia anyway) by the man on the right, Joseph Hooker. 388 more words

Civil War Ballads: Cumberland Gap

The Cumberland Gap is a narrow pass through the Cumberland mountain range, which is part of the Appalachian Mountains, near the junction of Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. 484 more words


Officers of the Civil War

RonPaulCurriculum 8th Grade History Essay

Today for history I have to write about 2 officers of the Union and Confederate side. So it’s 4 officers in total. 608 more words