Tag Archives: American Civil War
One of the chickens destined to become food for the troops during the American Civil War decided it would be better to become the personal egg-layer for the guy in charge – Robert E. Lee. https://emergingcivilwar.com/2012/02/20/war-chicken/
Question: Who was the youngest person to serve in the American Civil War? Answer: Edward William Black. Soldiers were supposed to be at least eighteen, and while some boys did successfully manage to enlist by lying about their age, little Edward was only eight, and couldn’t get anyone in the 21st Indiana Volunteer Infantry to […]
Most people have heard about the Underground Railway. But not all slaves escaped by land. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQvFi8zHoEs
Originally called Decoration Day because of the tradition of decorating military graves with flowers, Memorial Day honours all who died while serving in the U.S. military since the end of the Civil War in 1865. It became an official day of remembrance in 1868 and is held on the last Monday of May.