Learn how Harper's Weekly artist Thomas Nast helped define America’s idea of this beloved Christmas icon.
President Lincoln's childhood fascination with magic continued into his time in the White House. Learn more about his love of mind-boggling feats and some of the magicians he encountered.
In some families, military service is a true legacy, with service spanning conflicts and causes.
Initially you might wonder how “The Bard of Avon” — William Shakespeare (ca. 1564-1616) — possibly has a place in Civil War history. But once you consider the popularity of his works and their influence on American society, you’ll instead be wondering “How could he NOT?” So, as we mark the anniversary of the Bard’s death on April 23 (also possibly his birthday, although records are less certain; we know he was baptized on April 26), let’s reflect on those connections.
There are few things as difficult to navigate as the game of love. Finding that missing puzzle piece of a person who celebrates your successes, comforts you during your lows, and smiles because you smile... well, that’s tricky enough! But what happens when war drives a wedge between you and your other half?
Have you ever found yourself reading through letters from Civil War soldiers and wonder, "what are they talking about?" Watch Chief Historian Garry Adelman in an "In Four Minutes "video to learn about the plethora of Civil War words and phrases that leave us dazed and confused today!
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Hallowed Ground Magazine
Explore the American Battlefield Trust’s award-winning membership magazine, Hallowed Ground, published quarterly.
Women in War
Women had a vital role in America's early conflicts — participating, supporting, and organizing. Studying their involvement gives a broader...
How Well Do You Know George Washington?
Take our quiz to find out how much trivia you know about America's first president.
Railroads in the Civil War
VIDEO | Historian Sam Smith discusses the importance of railroads in the Civil War era. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4