Curious about the kind of impact a good — or bad! — map could have upon a general on the field? Learn about how inaccurate maps at affected Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnise at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Court House.
VIDEO | Historian Sam Smith explains the terms “skirmish” and “battle,” and how these engagements made up campaigns. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics.
Facts and frequently asked questions relating to the American Civil War. Many elements of Civil War scholarship are still hotly debated. The facts on this page are based on the soundest information available. We provide facts, dates, figures, tables, and clarification of common misconceptions.
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