Champ Ferguson was one of only a two Rebels tried and convicted of war crimes after the United State's Civil War. In a rare twist of fate, Ferguson actions may have impacted my family's future.
Out of all of the infamous pirates that tormented the oceans for hundreds of years, there had to have been some female pirates, right? Right ye' are!
Newer evidence places the Lost Colonists in Bertie County. Best evidence suggests they traveled a short distance to 42-mile long Hatteras Island. Their descendants are being DNA tested now.
Was slavery in the Americas as bad as it has been historically portrayed? What other types of labor did slaves perform other than picking cotton on Georgia's huge antebellum plantations? This article examines some other common slave duties on some of the most famous early slave plantations in the...
Lately, I have enjoyed driving around with my MP3 player set on “play all,” shuffle mode. With the approximately 2,400 songs that I have stored on the thing, it’s like listening to the greatest radio station in the world. I often wonder what...
There are thirty-five living children of U.S. Civil war veterans. Here is the story of Fred Upham and his father, 1st Lieutenant William H. Upham
We tend to think of inventions as devices that make life better. When it comes to Eli Whitney's invention of the cotton gin this is not the case. In fact, for one group-American slaves-life was made much worse.
Rudabaugh was a notorious cattle rustler, stagecoach and train robber during the 1870s and 80s. He was known to have ridden with the infamous “Billy the Kid” and some say, the only man Billy ever feared.
The story of Pocahontas has been written and rewritten many times, but the most common is the fantasy version from Hollywood and Walt Disney. This version is based on the true facts which are no less gripping than the story book version.
The American civil war shaped the future destiny of the United States. What would have happened if the Confederacy had won instead?