George Henry Sharpe’s Bureau of Military Information helped win the Civil War—and is especially worth remembering today
The Union Army’s siege ended in 1865, but it still has a grip on Petersburg, Virginia
Once the South was beaten, Eastern and Western
troops of the Union army resented each other so violently that some feared for the survival of the
victorious government. Then the tension
disappeared in one happy stroke that gave the
United States its grandest pageant—and General
Sherman the proudest moment of his life.