British jailers murdered American prisoners several months after the end of the War of 1812 in the last act of hostility between the U.K. and the United States.
The final hours of the war were every bit as perilous as all the other ones for this American POW
As the war was coming to an end, we asked the German guards if we could hold a ceremony in Roosevelt’s honor
Charles Hopkins received the Congressional Medal of Honor for gallantry at the battle of Gaines’ Mill, but his toughest fight was trying to survive at the Andersonville prisoner-of-war camp. He left this never-before-published record.
While some American captives languished, others conducted a flourishing market—and a huge black sailor organized everything