14 African American soldiers were awarded the Medal of Honor for their actions during the Sept. 29, 1864 Battle of New Market Heights. These men represent the largest group of African-Americans from a single battle to be so recognized.
To mark the release of Star Wars - Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, we’ve compiled some interesting parallels between the Civil War that happened a century-and-a-half ago in the United States, and the conflict that occurred “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” (Warning: May contain spoilers for both Star Wars and American history. Read at your own risk.)
VIDEO | Historian Peter A. Sicher discusses the important role played by so-called "political generals" in the American Civil War. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics.
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