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For Brotherhood and Duty: The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862

by Brian R. McEnany

During the tense months leading up to the American Civil War, the cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point continued their education even as the nation threatened to dissolve around them.

Remembering The Battle of the Crater: War as Murder

by Kevin M. Levin

The battle of the Crater is known as one of the Civil War’s bloodiest struggles—a Union loss with combined casualties of 5,000, many of whom were members of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) under Union Brigadier General Edward Ferrero.

Kentucky Rebel Town: The Civil War Battles of Cynthiana and Harrison County

by William A. Penn

On April 22, 1861, within weeks of the surrender at Fort Sumter, fresh recruits marched to the Cynthiana, Kentucky, depot—one of the state’s first volunteer companies to join the Confederate army.

The Civil War on the Mississippi : Union Sailors, Gunboat Captains, and the Campaign to Control the River

by Barbara Brooks Tomblin

Flowing from its source in northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River borders or passes through ten different states and serves as one of the most important transportation systems in the United States.

Lincoln’s Final Hours: Conspiracy, Terror, and the Assassination of America’s Greatest President

by Kathryn Canavan

When John Wilkes Booth fired his derringer point-blank into President Abraham Lincoln’s head, he set in motion a series of dramatic consequences that would upend the lives of ordinary Washingtonians and Americans alike.