In the mid 19th century, news didn’t quite travel at blazing speeds. After Appomattox, troops north to south were still engaged in armed conflict. Some 20,000 men clashed in Columbus, Georgia on April 12th, 1865, days after the surrender. Isolated units west of the Mississippi fought for weeks before they met other Confederate troops […]



Massacre On The Nueces.

by Daniel Russ on September 22, 2012

  12:15 AM, Aug. 10, 1862, about a hundred dismounted Confederate cavalry and state militia crept across the dry Texas Hill Country towards the banks of the clear Nueces River. There 67 men were garrisoned and currently a sleep. The silence was shattered in the dark night in the din of gunfire and screaming. In […]


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