The highly lucrative cotton crop of 1860 emboldened the South to challenge the economic powerhouse of the North
In one momentous decision, Robert E. Lee spared the United States years of divisive violence
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?
South Carolina severed ties with the Union not out of concern for states' rights but because of slavery
A southern writer analyzes the handicaps unwittingly laid on the general by President Davis
A Lee descendant finds two long-lost trunks full of family memorabilia in a Virginia bank vault
New research shows that Lee's momentous decision to fight for the South was far from inevitable.
From Richmond to Appomattox Court House, roads unchanged for 140 years tell the story of the final days, the final hours of the Confederacy
Five thousand miles below Mason-Dixon line, a Brazilian community celebrates its ties to antebellum America
Drawn to the story of the fearsome Confederate raider by a modern act of violence, the author finds a strange epic in the Rebel’s restless remains
How to know the unknowable man
At war’s outbreak a frightened commander was ready to give away the Union’s greatest navy yard
The more fiercely the Confederacy fought for its independence, the more bitterly divided it became. To fully understand the vast changes the war unleashed on the country, you must first understand the plight of the Southerners who didn’t want secession.
AN INTERVIEW WITH C. VANN WOODWARD
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
Captain Semmes was spoiling for a fight—and Winslow of the U.S.S. Kearsarge was waiting for him, just off Cherbourg
A choice between life and honor is a fearful one for any man. Here is the unforgettable story of how it was made by a twenty-one-year-old Confederate private.