Only hours after being sworn in, Lincoln faced the most momentous decision in presidential history
A story that the Confederate president donned a petticoat to evade capture emerged right after Union cavalrymen apprehended him in Georgia at war’s end. But is it true?
A southern writer analyzes the handicaps unwittingly laid on the general by President Davis
The United States Military Academy turns 200 this year. West Point has
grown with the nation—and, more than once, saved it.
The old school is alive with the memory of men like Lee, Grant, Pershing, and Eisenhower
One of America s truly great men—scientist, philosopher, and literary genius—forged his character in the throes of adversity
How the mistress of the plantation became a slave
PRESIDENT LINCOLN MOVES AT LAST
Influence of “Advanced Republicans” Seen as Crucial to the Outcome
THE UNION UNITED STILL
THE PRESIDENT’S TACT & COURAGE
HE WAITED ON THE PROPER HOUR
JUBILATION AMONG THE BLACKS
They Stand Ready to Defend With Arms the Rights Thus Gained
NEW LIGHT SHED ON THE PARTICULARS OF THE GREAT DRAMA
Branded a traitor by the government he once served, John C. Breckinridge ran a perilous race for freedom rather than risk capture by the North
When he was reunited with his wife in 1867, Davis' face showed the strains of four years of war and two in prison. For a man of warmth and tenderness who had never wanted the responsibilities of high political office, it had been a cruel ordeal.