The Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Antietam—an 1862 clash between Robert E. lee’s Army and George McClellan—was the deadliest one-day battle in American history.

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The Road to Emancipation

The entire point of the Civil War was to end slavery, right? Not exactly, and definitely not at the beginning of the War. It was only proclaimed in 1863.

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The 1862 Peninsula Campaign

In 1862 the Union Army—led by George McClellan—launched a major operation in southeastern Virginia, the first large-scale offensive in the Eastern Theater

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Civil War: The Western Theatre

The War in the West, April 1861 – April 1862, set up the chess board for future battles in the Civil War and many famous figures emerge such as Ulysses S. Grant.

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History on the Net: From Ancient Mesopotamia to the Cold War

History on the Net features articles and podcast episodes on everything from Ancient Near East civilizations to 20th century global warfare. Topics covered include military history, diplomacy, everyday life, biographies, and schematics of fortifications—whether you’re looking for a medieval castle or World War I trench.

We also host the History Unplugged Podcast, the only show that dedicates episodes to both interviewing history experts and answering questions from its audience. First it features long-form interviews with best-selling authors who have written about everything from World War II generals who flew with airmen on bombing raids to presidents who gave their best speeches while drunk. Second, it features a call-in show where you can ask our resident historian (Scott Rank, PhD) absolutely anything (What was it like to be a Turkish sultan with 4 wives and 12 concubines? If you were sent back in time, how would you kill Hitler?).

Check out our article categories below to learn more.

 

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World War One

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The Titanic

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