The H.L. Hunley Reveals its Last Secret

The H.L. Hunley Reveals its Last Secret

The H.L. Hunley—the world’s first successful attack submarine, in service with the Confederate Navy in 1864—has finally revealed its propulsion secret more than 17 years after being raised off the ocean floor. The Hunley was nearly 40 feet long, was built at Mobile, Alabama, and launched in July 1863. She was then shipped by rail on August…

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Joe Shelby: The Undefeated Rebel

Joe Shelby: The Undefeated Rebel

By Clint Lacy. For many in the South, the war did not end immediately with the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee on April 9, 1865, at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. In the West, many Confederate troops and their commanders refused to capitulate, preferring to continue the fight or leave the country. One of…

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Honest Abe & the Sultana Disaster

Honest Abe & the Sultana Disaster

By John Tiffany. After suffering months—even years—in confederate PoW camps, these union soldiers were ecstatic to be finally going home. So optimistic were they, these emaciated former POWs didn’t even complain when they were packed like sardines on the steamship Sultana—the boat that was to take them back to their families. But though they had…

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Ulysses S. Grant: Why the Mainstream Likes to Bash Him

Ulysses S. Grant: Why the Mainstream Likes to Bash Him

Mention the name “Ulysses S. Grant” to most Americans at least slightly aware of their country’s history, and they will tell you he was a whiskey-sodden “Civil War” general whose post bellum presidency was notable for its corruption. But there is a lot more to this man, once America’s most popular president, when he took office, than the establishment would have you think.

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How the South Might Have Won ‘Lincoln’s War’

How the South Might Have Won ‘Lincoln’s War’

Pat Shannan. If the south had won its war for independence, as the United States did some 80 years earlier, the world might today be a much better place for all of us—Northerners and Southerners, white and black alike, believe it or not. The author shows how it could rather easily have happened, had the…

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