Secrets of the Civil War
An estimated 50,000 books have been written about the conflict, but there are still some mysteries left to be solved.
Recently discovered letters written by Gen. Robert E. Lee prove that he struggled over joining the South.
In 1876 a group of counterfeiters tried to kidnap his body. Plus, a look at how he died.
Seamstress Elizabeth Keckly traveled all the way from slavery to the White House.
Artifacts from the South's submarine are turning fable into fact.
Gen. William Sherman's destructive path through the South blazed a new strategy of combat.
Some fast, fun trivia about the war.
Historian James M. McPherson explains how fighting for the South turned James into an outlaw.
An interactive map that shows you when and where the biggest battles happened.
Mathew Brady took memorable photographs but ended up bankrupt.
California, with all of its Gold Rush riches, came very close to joining the Confederacy.
Conflict with the Navajo Indians affected the Union's ability to fight the South.
Debating the legend of quilts as Underground Railroad maps.
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