Join the American Civil War Museum at the White House of the Confederacy for our annual Court End Christmas event. Bring your family for cider and cookies, holiday projects, and meet a 19th-Century Santa.
Following the Emancipation Proclamation, the motivation to keep fighting the Civil War became clear to clergy in the Confederacy.
What would you do if you couldn’t afford to feed your family? By Spring 1863, women in cities across the South who faced this very question needed help. Explore the Richmond Bread Riot and discover how women made their plight known.
No Civil War guerrilla cut such a wide swath as Champ Ferguson. He claimed to have murdered 120 men by the War’s end, and soon after, was convicted and executed for killing 53 men.
After Lincoln's election, Virginians had a choice to make: Union or secession? In January 1861 the Virginia General Assembly authorized a state convention to act for Virginia during the impending crisis.
Evolutions in firearm technology not only altered the course of the War, but also increased the brutality and suffering of those involved.
In the Civil War era, most people got their news from sources that typically reaffirmed their political views. How did this biased or limited view of the world impact the political divide before, during, and after the Civil War? With Dr.
Rather than mere spectators, enslaved and free African-Americans actively participated in and influenced the Civil War. Beyond serving in uniform, their knowledge of local terrain and proximity in society made them invaluable guides and spies.
At the outbreak of the Civil War, many Virginian officers faced the choice of siding with the Union or their birth state.
Born into slavery in Beaufort, South Carolina, Robert Smalls escaped bondage and became a Union military hero.
She was called “General Tubman” and the “Moses” of her people, yet there is much we do not know about this heroic “conductor” of the Underground Railroad who risked all to rescue others.
Born into enslavement in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Elizabeth Keckly purchased her freedom and gained renown as a dress designer to both Varina Davis and Mary Lincoln. Discover how Keckly became a confidant to Mrs.
During the 1862 Shenandoah Valley and Peninsula campaigns, Union and Confederate soldiers faced harsh environmental conditions, which contributed to escalating disease and diminished morale.
Just one day after the Union Army occupied Richmond - and ten days before he was shot - President Abraham Lincoln arrived to tour the city.
In Summer 1862, the Union economy nearly ground to a halt as pennies, nickels, and dimes mysteriously disappeared.
What made the Confederacy a nation? What made it so different from the United States as to warrant national independence?
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With Greg Starbuck, Historic Sandusky.
The surrender of Confederate armies at Appomattox, Greensboro, and elsewhere during the spring of 1865 brought the Civil War’s formal hostilities to an end. But did those surrenders really end the Civil War?