September 3, 1862 – The Confederate incursion into Kentucky continued, with Major General Edmund Kirby Smith’s forces taking Lexington and the state capital of Frankfort.
September 2, 1862 – President Abraham Lincoln reinstated Major General George B. McClellan as overall Federal commander in Virginia and Washington, merging Major General John
September 1, 1862 – A vicious fight in driving rain ended the Second Bull Run campaign with Major General John Pope’s Federal Army of Virginia
July 7, 1865 – Federal officials hanged four of the eight defendants accused of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. On
Article originally published in Harper’s Weekly, 8 April 1865 (courtesy of sonofthesouth.net) THE mischief which is done by the well meaning but foolish clamor that
Article originally published in Harper’s Weekly, 11 February 1865 (courtesy of sonofthesouth.net) ILLINOIS has repealed her black laws, and indeed she could hardly help wiping