New Entries to the Encyclopedia

Bleeding Kansas
The term “Bleeding Kansas” refers to the violence and bloodshed that occurred in the Kansas Territory during the 1850s. Continue Reading »
Second Manassas Campaign
SEE Northern Virginia Campaign»
Second Bull Run Campaign
SEE Northern Virginia Campaign»
Monroe's Crossroads, Battle of
Fought on March 10, 1865, near Fayetteville, North Carolina, the Battle of Monroe's Crossroads was one of the last major cavalry conflicts of the Civil War. Continue Reading »
Harrison, Benjamin
Grandson of ninth U.S. President William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison was the nation's twenty-third President from March 4, 1889 to March 4, 1893. Continue Reading »
Rappahannock Station I, Battle of
Lasting from August 22 to 25, 1862, the Battle of Rappahannock Station I was a series of small engagements between the General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and Major General John Pope's Union Army of Virginia. Continue Reading »
Rappahannock Station II, Battle of
Fought on November 7, 1863, the Battle of Rappahannock Station II was the final and deciding engagement of the Bristoe Campaign in Northern Virginia. Continue Reading »
Hoover's Gap, Battle of
The Battle of Hoover's Gap was the decisive engagement of Union General William Rosecrans's brilliantly executed Tullahoma Campaign that drove the Confederates out of Middle Tennessee in 1863. Continue Reading »
Soldier Monument, City Park, Bellaire, Ohio
Ohio’s American Civil War soldiers and civilians sought to commemorate the troopers’ devotion to and service with the United States by constructing monuments and other memorials. Continue Reading »
Cannon and Memorial, Weeks Cemetery, Bridgeport, Ohio
Ohio’s American Civil War soldiers and civilians sought to commemorate the troopers’ devotion to and service with the United States by constructing monuments and other memorials. Continue Reading »
Soldier Monument, Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys, Ohio
Ohio’s American Civil War soldiers and civilians sought to commemorate the troopers’ devotion to and service with the United States by constructing monuments and other memorials. Continue Reading »
Soldier Monument, Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta, Ohio
Ohio’s American Civil War soldiers and civilians sought to commemorate the troopers’ devotion to and service with the United States by constructing monuments and other memorials. Continue Reading »
John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry
On October 16, 1859, militant abolitionist John Brown led an ill-fated assault on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, that intensified the sectional dispute over slavery and hastened the nation toward civil war. Continue Reading »
Brown, John
John Brown was an ardent abolitionist whose raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry in October 1859 intensified the sectional dispute over slavery in the United States and hastened the nation toward civil war. Continue Reading »
Soldier Monument, Ohio University Commons, Athens, Ohio
Ohio’s American Civil War soldiers and civilians sought to commemorate the troopers’ devotion to and service with the United States by constructing monuments and other memorials. Continue Reading »
Cannon, Greenlawn Cemetery, Doanville, Ohio
Ohio’s American Civil War soldiers and civilians sought to commemorate the troopers’ devotion to and service with the United States by constructing monuments and other memorials. Continue Reading »
Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, 44th Street and Main Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio
Ohio’s American Civil War soldiers and civilians sought to commemorate the troopers’ devotion to and service with the United States by constructing monuments and other memorials. Continue Reading »
Camp Wool Monument, West Elementary School, Athens
Ohio’s American Civil War soldiers and civilians sought to commemorate the troopers’ devotion to and service with the United States by constructing monuments and other memorials. Continue Reading »
Soldier Monument, Courthouse Lawn, Jefferson, Ohio
Ohio’s American Civil War soldiers and civilians sought to commemorate the troopers’ devotion to and service with the United States by constructing monuments and other memorials. Continue Reading »
Owen Brown Monument, Courthouse Lawn, Jefferson, Ohio
Ohio’s American Civil War soldiers and civilians sought to commemorate the troopers’ devotion to and service with the United States by constructing monuments and other memorials. Continue Reading »

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