Civil War in the Indian Territory When the war broke out, both sides wanted the Five Civilized Tribes, led by the Cherokees, and each got around half. The
Confederacy sent Brigadier General Albert Pike to recruit them, and he did a pretty good job. A strange, brilliant, man, Pike's career as a General is a minor footnote in his long life
Six Years of Hell Harpers Ferry During the Civil War While Harpers Ferry was an important location during the Civil War, in most Civil War books it's a sideshow of something larger. John Brown's raid, Lee's invasions of 1862 & 1863 as well as Early's 1864 raid are all covered in depth
The Battle of Brandy Station North America's Largest Cavalry Battle Just before dawn on June 9, 1863, Union soldiers materialized from a thick fog near the banks of Virginia's
Rappahannock River to ambush sleeping Confederates. The ensuing struggle, which lasted throughout the day, was to be known as the Battle of Brandy Station the largest cavalry battle ever fought on North American soil.