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Kentucky Overview

(Encyclopedia) Kentucky kəntŭk´ē, kĭn– [key], state of the SE central United States. It is bordered by West Virginia and Virginia (E); Tennessee (S); the Mississippi River, across which lies Missouri ...

Civil War

(Encyclopedia) Civil War, in U.S. history, conflict (1861–65) between the Northern states (the Union) and the Southern states that seceded from the Union and formed the Confederacy . It is generally k...

Civil War Weapons

From rocks to rifles, find out how Civil War soldiers armed themselves By Catherine McNiff reenactor firing an 1858 Enfield musket Related Li…

The Civil War Uniform

From blue to gray and many colors in between, the clothing of the Civil War soldier was often far from uniform By Catherine McNiff Confederate genera…

Becoming a Civil War Reenactor

With a lot of imagination, a little research, and a modest financial investment, you could begin the unique and satisfying hobby of Civil War Reenactor By Catherine Mc…

The Deadliest Battles in the Civil War

Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, with more than 51,000 casualties, including 7,863 dead. Battle deaths in the Civil War totaled nearly 215,000. Bel…

Women's Role in the Civil War

Thousands of women contributed to the war effort for the Union and Confederacy, both behind the scenes and on the frontlines By Beth Rowen Clara Barton …

American Civil Liberties Union

(Encyclopedia) American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), nonpartisan organization devoted to the preservation and extension of the basic rights set forth in the U.S. Constitution. Founded (1920) by such prominen...

Spanish civil war

(Encyclopedia) Spanish civil war, 1936–39, conflict in which the conservative and traditionalist forces in Spain rose against and finally overthrew the second Spanish republic. The Second Republic ...