Black and white photograph of the Camp of the 6th NY Artillery

Soldier Life

From Camp to the Battlefield

The experiences of soldiers in the wars that defined America demonstrate the sacrifices made for a new birth of freedom.

What Hath We Here?

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...

Battle of the Bands

From Revolution to Civil War, music has provided an outlet for American soldiers in camp and propelled them forward in battle. Lyrics were often...