Partisan Warfare in the American Civil War

A group of Mosby’s Rangers (Mosby center) By Robert Naranjo In the pre-dawn hours of August 13, 1864 part of the 525-wagon convoy carrying supplies to Sheridan’s army stationed near Winchester, Virginia came to a rest stop near Berryville. Unnoticed by the guards, several gray-clad figures converged upon two Union cannons. Moments later Mosby’s Rangers[…]

The Life Of Mary Todd Lincoln

By Kimberly J. Largent Editor Charge the Cannons Publishing The Early Years Mary Todd Lincoln, the most criticized and misunderstood first lady, experienced more than her share of tragedy during her lifetime. From the time she was six, her life took a melancholy turn from which she never recovered. She suffered from depressive episodes and migraine[…]

The Forgotten History of Memorial Day

Preparing to decorate graves, May 1899. Library of Congress Memorial Day, a holiday that began 150 years ago, was born out of generous gestures after the Civil War: Southerners decorated graves of Confederate soldiers as well as those offormer Union enemies. By Dr. Richard Gardiner / 05.25.2018 Associate Professor of History Education Columbus State University In the years following the bitter Civil War, a former[…]

Memorial Day in America

The amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery just across the Memorial Bridge from Washington, DC / Photo by Steve, Wikimedia Commons The day commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in military service to their country. Edited by Matthew A. McIntosh / 05.27.2018 Historian Brewminate Editor-in-Chief Introduction Memorial Day is a United States Federal holiday observed on the last[…]