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American Civil War

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, …

The Charleston Riot of 1864

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/american-civil-war/the-charleston-riot-of-1864 Although The American Civil War raged for 4 years – with bloody battles and engagements filling local Newspapers in both The North and South, many forget the like m …

''100 Days'' Men

https://www.strongholdnation.co.uk/history/american-civil-war/100-days-men The term ''100 Days Men'' was applied to late in The American Civil War, around 1864. It derived from the total amount of enlistment days certain volunteers signed up for …