Tag: Civil War

Tintype of one of the possible women Civil War soldiers.

Women Civil War Soldiers: Digging up the Evidence

Historians are a bit like detectives. They sift through evidence, weigh it, and try to leave no stone unturned. But when they publish their results, they’re a bit like lawyers. They need to be objective enough to gain the credibility of the judge...

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Rape in the Civil War

An Interview with Author Kim Murphy  Every once in a while, a book comes along that shifts the tectonic plates in my understanding of history. I used to practice law and was the prosecutor for parole revocation hearings in a ten-country region...

Launching the Intrepid.

Civil War Balloons: Five Fun Facts

  Spycraft rose to new levels during the Civil War. One of the most interesting innovations was ballooning. These five fun facts provide a brief introduction to what was then cutting edge military technology. Civil War balloons were not the...

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