Learn about two Civil War Medal of Honor recipients – Andrew Jackson Smith and Alonzo Cushing – and their long-winding journeys to the Medal of Honor in this edition of Head-Tilting History.
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.
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.
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