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Old Stuff
226 voters15 Colorized Photos So Vivid They'll Change How You See the Civil WarIf you're a history buff looking to get your mind blown a little, Reddit's ColorizedHistory subreddit is the place to be. The foru...
History
87.9k viewsWhat Was Life Actually Like In The South During Reconstruction?In April of 1865, after four long years of bloodshed, the Civil War finally came to an end when General Robert E. Lee formally sur...
USA
65.5k viewsWhat It Was Actually Like To Fight In The Civil WarThe Civil War was the bloodiest in US history: more Americans perished in five years than in all other conflicts combined. What wa...
USA
697 votersHow The Civil War Is Taught In Different StatesThe causes, course, and effects of the American Civil War are major historical topics taught in history classes across the United ...
US History
3.6k votersThe Best US Civil War Movies Ever MadeHere are all the best films about the US Civil War. The American Civil War remains the bloodiest war in American history, resultin...
USA
63.8k views14 Grisly Facts About Civil War Battlefield SurgeryThe Civil War was the bloodiest conflict in American history. The extreme violence between the Northern and Southern states sent a...
History
88.9k viewsWhat Was It Like To Be A Prisoner At Camp Sumter, A Terrifying Civil War Prison?Camp Sumter, also known as Andersonville prison, housed 45,000 captured Union soldiers during the Civil War. Conditions at Anderso...
What It's Like
44.3k viewsWhat Was Hygiene Like Among Civil War Armies?What was hygiene like during the Civil War? By contemporary standards, it was pretty grim for both Union and Confederate troops. C...
USA
40.5k views13 Cunning Civil War Spies Who Played Huge Roles in the WarThe American Civil War was not fought only on battlefields - Civil War spies also waged a secret war of intelligence and covert ac...
Ulysses S. Grant
61.6k viewsHow The Commander Of The Union Army Died BrokeSince his passing, Ulysses S. Grant has been one of the most revered and controversial figures in the history of American politics...
US History
26.6k viewsWhat Were The Final Hours Of The Civil War Actually Like?When did the Civil War officially end? Though fighting continued even after General Robert E. Lee surrendered in Appomattox, VA, t...
US History
34.3k viewsThe Civil War Was About Slavery, And Leading Confederates Of The Day Said SoThere's no question: the Civil War was about slavery. Denying the central role that slavery played in the Civil War goes against a...
What It's Like
1.8k votersUnconventional Foods People Ate To Survive During The Civil WarSurvival during war is often about more than just time spent on the front lines. During the Civil War, finding sufficient, edible ...
Entertainment
211 votersGreat Movies Set in the Civil War EraThe American Civil War was the bloodiest conflict in the history of the United States, as brothers fought each other in defense of...
Graveyard Shift
1.3k votersCreepy Civil War Legends And Ghost StoriesIt's safe to say that any of the soldiers who fought in the American Civil War are long gone. Or at least, they are long gone from...
Ku Klux Klan
43.6k viewsThe Origins Of The KKKWhen recalling the history of the KKK (AKA the Ku Klux Klan), people often think of them simply as a white supremacist hate group....
Weird History
26.8k viewsWhat Actually Happened Right After The Confederates Surrendered, Ending The Civil War?One of the most tragic American conflagrations was the Civil War that began in 1861. It truly was a case of "brother against broth...
Battle of Gettysburg
21.4k viewsIs Gettysburg Haunted To This Day? There's Compelling Evidence That It IsOf all the Civil War ghost stories, the tales from Gettysburg, PA, are some of the scariest and most intense. Considering the site...
History
892.9k views22 Astounding Civil War Battlefield PhotosThe first large-scale American conflict to occur after the invention of the photograph, the Civil War was left behind some very in...
Civil War
5.8k viewsWhat Was The Civil War Like From A Horse’s Perspective?