American Civil War

Tredegar Iron Works

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/american-civil-war/tredegar-iron-works Located near Richmond, Virginia (US) – The Tredegar Iron Foundry (also called Works), was the primary supplier of War material (Cannon. Rifles etc) – to The C …

Enrolled Missouri Militia

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/american-civil-war/enrolled-missouri-militia The Enrolled Missouri Militia, was an American Civil War Era Infantry Regiment – founded in 1862. A State Volunteer Militia, The Unit was used primarily as a Home G …

Union Loudoun Rangers

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/american-civil-war/union-loudoun-rangers Having the distinction of being the only Partisan (Guerrilla) Ranger Unit raised for service in The American Civil War, The Loudoun Rangers were a paramilitary Mounted Ra …

General Order No. 28

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/american-civil-war/general-order-no-28 The infamous ''General Order No. 28'' was written and authorized by Union army Commander Benjamin Butler. Having captured The Confederate City and Port of New Orleans fai …

Confederate 1st Georgia Sharpshooter Battalion

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/american-civil-war/confederate-1st-georgia-sharpshooter-battalion A Formation of The Confederate States Army (1861-1865) – during The American Civil War, The 1st Georgia Sharpshooter's were formed in 1862 – in The City of Sa …

Confederate ''Bayou St. John'' Submarine

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/american-civil-war/confederate-bayou-st-john-submarine While many know of the legendary first attempt at a functional submarine in ''modern'' warfare, The short lived Confederate States Naval Vessel ''Hunley'', few now of ano …

''Bailey's Dam''

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/american-civil-war/baileys-dam Bailey's Dam was a construction effort done by The Union Army in Louisiana, during the later stages of The American Civil War (1861-1865). It's goal was (as part of The R …

The Great Contaband Camp

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/american-civil-war/the-great-contaband-camp As previously discussed, the term ''Contraband'' was applied to those escaped or liberated Slaves, who were placed into custody of The Federal Army – during the ear …

Indian Home Guard

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/american-civil-war/indian-home-guard The term ''Indian Home Guard'' applied to a Military Formation of Native-American Troops created from The Five Civilized Nation Confederacy. These were The Cherokee, Chic …

Confederate Charleston Cadet Zouaves

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/american-civil-war/confederate-charleston-cadet-zouaves Like many early American Civil War Regiments that fought in that War, The Zouave-style of military uniform (as we have seen) – was very popular. Bright and stylish, …