Confederate and Union flags.
American History

American Civil War: Events in the Eastern Theater in 1863

December 16, 2020

There was a sense of gloom on the Union side during 1862-63. And, the failure of Union armies had encouraged anti-war sentiment in the North. Meanwhile, boosted with recent wins, Robert Lee and the Confederate Army were hatching bigger plans. […]

Image by Joseph Sohm, of a cannon in Vicksburg. John C. Pemberton, and Joseph E. Johnston, the principal army were defending Vicksburg and fighting against Union’s Grant.
American History

John Pemberton: A Bad Choice to Fight Grant in Vicksburg?

December 15, 2020

Grant had two main opponents in the Vicksburg campaign but choosing Pemberton to take command at such crucial place was perhaps a miscalculation on Jefferson’s part. Where there any serious repercussion in regards to this decision? […]

Freemason secret symbol concept with vintage letter under a candle, sealed with red wax seal with the square, the compass and the G letter in the middle, one of the most identifiable masonic symbols V
American History

Uniquely American Secret Societies: An Overview

December 3, 2020

American fraternities have long been active in the social and political arena of the country. With many politicians being the members of these orders, they were deeply rooted in American society. Read on to see how they emerged and what influenced them. […]

Flag of the Ku Klux Klan.
American History

The Three Generations of Ku Klux Klan

December 3, 2020

As the most powerful secret society in the US, the Ku Klux Klan has been tied to murder, scandal, and criminal activity. What is unknown to many is that there was not only one KKK. There were three types, each appearing after the previous one was seemingly wiped out. […]

Emblem of the Ku Klux Klan – A cross in a circle with the 'blood drop' in the center; sometimes turned by 45°. In use since at least the 1960s.
American History

Ku Klux Klan: Origins and Some Unknown Facts

December 3, 2020

The Ku Klux Klan was a secret society founded in 1865 by ex-Confederate officers. It is widely known as the most powerful fraternity order in American history. But there are still some facts about it that not many people know. […]

The picture shows the war ships of the United States and Great Britain.
American History

American History: The War of 1812

December 1, 2020

Due to some unresolved issues, the United States declared war against Great Britain in 1812. The US did taste some success, but the overall consequences of the war were disastrous for the already weak economy. […]

The painting depicts a scene from the Battle of Chancellorsville.
American History

The American Civil War: The Battle of Chancellorsville

December 1, 2020

Joseph Hooker was so confident of his abilities at war efforts that he was sure his smartly-developed campaign would crush the Confederate Army. However, Robert Lee managed to upset his plans and his troops defeated the Potomac Army. […]

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