Civil War stories
With eight Lincoln conspirators scheduled for trial, the nation could not rest until those involved in the assassination of the President were brought to justice. The man entrusted to win in military court was Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt.
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With the government in Richmond fallen and most of the Confederate armies in the east surrendered, Confederate Indians sought advice from a Grand Council to decide whether to continue the fight or surrender. On June 15, 1865, the Council called for Native Americans fighting for the Confederacy to...
Whether it was as a cadet and future commandant at West Point or as a soldier in the U.S. and Confederate army, Robert E. Lee always commanded respect of those around him. With his surrender at Appomattox and the end of the Civil War, Lee continued to lead by example for many sons of the South.