July 21st, 1861 | The Battle of Manassas: “Bull Run”

July 21st, 1861 | The Battle of Manassas: “Bull Run”

1861, and the United States of America – less than 100 years old at the time – was showing some “growing pains” in the form of a darn good fallout between pals; primarily led by a bloke called “South Carolina,” who tended to be extremely vocal on Facebook and ranted...
December 31st, 1862 | The Battle of Stones River

December 31st, 1862 | The Battle of Stones River

Pop quiz: who had eyebrows capable of wielding their own war – on both flanks simultaneously – and sent off a telegram with these words on New Year’s Eve, 1862: “The enemy has yielded his strong position and is falling back. We occupy the whole field and shall follow...
November 6th, 1865 | CSS Shenandoah Surrenders

November 6th, 1865 | CSS Shenandoah Surrenders

CSS what now? This baby: Why is this significant? Well it just happened to be the vessel that fired the last shots of the American Civil War and the last Confederate flag to be lowered. And it was lowered in Liverpool, England. How the heck did they end up there?...