Prisoners at the Cahaba Prison had the highest survival rate among all the Civil War prisons on both sides of the war. Only 147 men died there during their imprisonment.
A brief overview of the events taking place during the Civil War in Cole Camp Missouri
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.
In 1863 the Richmond Daily Dispatch newspaper predicts that by 1963 a reunited U. S. will be the most powerful nation on earth.
There was nothing certain of the Union winning the Civil War, especially in the early years as the Confederacy entered the war with great advantages over the North.
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain the commander of the famed 20th Maine. That defended the peaks of Little Round Top at the Gettysburg Battlefield against the 15th Alabama in July 1863.
Article 4 of American Civil War Life: Filling The Ranks
Union guerilla Tinker Dave Beaty and the Independent Scouts used warfare tactics that mirrored enemy Champ Ferguson. When the U.S. Civil War ended, Beaty would survive -- Ferguson would be executed.
Article 6 of American Civil War Life: Filling The Ranks
The Civil War could have gone on for decades as a guerrilla war of attrition. A fatal administrative error in scheduling a supply train, and a decision by an honorable man brought the war to a close.