Union POW camp on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River
In April 1862, over 200 prisoners from the battle of Kernstown (just south of Winchester, VA) were housed at Fort Delaware. During their ... Like most Civil War prisons Union and Confederate, they ended up housing many more than they were designed to ...
Civil War Cooking: What the Union Soldiers Ate
Lawrence VanAlstyne, Union Soldier, 128 th New York Volunteer Infantry The biggest culinary problem during the Civil War, for both ... believed his efforts were so successful that “no man could consume his daily ration, although many waste(d) it.”
3rd Grade Teacher Uses Rush Limbaugh Book to Teach Civil War
Many ... states seceded, rejecting those values, and attempted to start a new, slavery-embracing system. That ought to be apparent to a South Carolinian teaching Civil War history. Union values weren't enough to end slavery–union guns and cannonballs ...
'Double V': The Fight For Civil Rights In The U.S. Military
In his new book, The Double V ... War I. ... So the treatment that those officers received came as a bit of a shock and, in fact, many of them were embittered by the experience that they had during World War I, and they came back to the United States ...
Who, What, Why: How many soldiers died in the US Civil War?
How many did perish in this ... (the name the southern states took for their secessionist entity) were shoddy record keepers. An exact count of soldiers who died in combat and from disease during the Civil War is impossible, historians say Prof Hacker ...