How a disgraced Civil War general became one of the best-selling novelists in American history.
The Civil War started 150 years ago today. A primer on how and why.
The American Scholar Apr 2009
The strange life of Boston Corbett, the soldier who killed John Wilkes Booth in 1865.
New York Times Magazine Mar 2011
Like hundreds of other local slaves — [they] had been pressed into service by the Confederates, compelled to build an artillery emplacement amid the dunes across the harbor. They labored beneath the banner of the 115th Virginia Militia, a blue flag bearing a motto in golden letters: “Give me liberty or give me death.”