By Leo Rohr
When many people think of the American Civil War they picture battles and campaigns, soldiers and generals, but there’s more to the story. The war affected every American, Northern and Southern, soldier and civilian, free and enslaved. The Museum’s mission is to cover all of those perspectives in the stories we share, which often leads us off the beaten path.
Through this new monthly blog series, we hope you’ll learn about certain Civil War stories for the first time, or discover a new way of looking at a familiar tale. However, we also hope to learn some new things in this venture. So if you have a favorite, lesser-known story from the Civil War, please share it with us. It may get featured in a future post.
Look for the first post on Albert Cashier, a somewhat distinctive Civil War soldier, Monday, May 22.