Infamous Prisons of the Civil War

Second only to Andersonville in deaths and infamy…Libby Prison was a Confederate prison in Richmond, Virginia, during the American Civil War. It was a three-story brick warehouse that had been used as a tobacco factory before the war. The prison was located on Cary Street, near the James River. Libby Prison was designated to holdContinue reading “Infamous Prisons of the Civil War”

The Civil War did NOT End in the Appomattox Court House

Most people think the American Civil War ended in the courthouse in Appomattox, Virginia…and most people are mistaken. Join us as we show you where the surrender took place and the name of the city where Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee carried out this historic event.

The strange story of Stonewall Jackson’s arm

Yes…Stonewall Jackson’s left arm is buried in a different spot than his body. Join us as we visit this historic and quirky site. Intro: 0:00Stonewall Jackson’s Last Days: 0:11Union Loss at Chancellorsville: 3:05Ellwood Manor: 4:49Discovering Jackson’s Arm: 6:40Stonewall Jackson Historic Marker (wounded): 7:53Stonewall Jackson Historic Marker (amputation): 8:57Stonewall Jackson’s death site: 10:15

Civil War Women at the Battle of Bull Run

At the beginning of the Civil War, the battle of Bull Run at Manassas was the bloodiest battle in America to that point in time. Men and women were effected…and both men and women fought and served. Join us as we talk about the women at the Battle of Bull Run. Intro: 0:00Battle of BullContinue reading “Civil War Women at the Battle of Bull Run”

Rose Greenhow: Confederate Spy

Rose Greenhow was born in 1814 in Maryland, USA. She was a socialite and a well-known political hostess in Washington D.C. during the 1850s. In 1853, she married Dr. Robert Greenhow, and they had four daughters together. During the American Civil War, Rose Greenhow became a Confederate spy. She used her social connections to gatherContinue reading “Rose Greenhow: Confederate Spy”

She was a Civil war spy

Mary Louvestre (1812-1883) was a woman of extraordinary courage and determination who lived in Southside Hampton Roads, Virginia during the American Civil War. She was a spy for the Union Army, risking her own life to help the cause. 1812: Mary Louvestre is born1861: The American Civil War begins1862: Louvestre begins her service as anContinue reading “She was a Civil war spy”

Historic figures in Alexandria National Cemetery

Before Arlington National Cemetery there was the cemeteries in Alexandria, Virginia. The Alexandria National Cemetery holds the graves of many notable figures, including Samuel Cooper, James Mason, Julius Campbell, Dennis Ramsey, Robert Allison Jr., and Wilmer McLean. Each of these individuals have had an impact on history, whether through their service in the military, theirContinue reading “Historic figures in Alexandria National Cemetery”

The history of Loving vs Virginia

The Loving v. Virginia case was a landmark decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws in the country in 1967. The case centered around Richard and Mildred Loving, a white man and a black woman who were married in Virginia in 1958, and were subsequently arrested forContinue reading “The history of Loving vs Virginia”