Alexander Hamilton Stephens

Alexander Hamilton Stephens

ByNathan MoteMay 16, 2021

Name in native languageAlexander H. StephensDate of birth11 February 1812Taliaferro CountyDate of death4 March 1883Atlanta, GAPlace of burialA. H. Stephens State ParkCountry of citizenshipUnited States of America (1812-1861-1883)Confederate States of America (1861-1865)EducationFranklin College later became The University of GeorgiaOccupationPoliticianPoliticianVice President of The Confederacy(1861-1865)50th Governor of Georgia(1882-1883), United States Congressman(1843-1845)Member of the Georgia Senate (1842-1843) Member of the Georgia House of…

Daniel S. Donelson

Daniel S. Donelson

ByNathan MoteMay 12, 2021

Daniel Smith Donelson (June 23, 1801 – April 17, 1863) was a Tennessee politician and soldier. The historic river port of Fort Donelson was named for him as a Brigadier in the Tennessee militia, early in the American Civil War, in which he went on to serve as a Confederate general, notably at Perryville and Stones River. He was the…

Alexander P. Stewart “Old Straight”

Alexander P. Stewart “Old Straight”

ByNathan MoteMay 12, 2021

Alexander Peter Stewart “Old Straight” (October 2, 1821 – August 30, 1908) was a career United States Army officer, college professor, and general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.   Early life and career Stewart was born in Rogersville, Tennessee. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1842 (12th of 56 cadets) and was commissioned a second lieutenant in…

General “JEB” James Ewell Brown Stuart, CSA

General “JEB” James Ewell Brown Stuart, CSA

ByJustin McKinneyMay 12, 2021

Born on February 6, 1833, James Ewell Brown (“Jeb”) Stuart was one of the more colorful cavaliers in the Army of Northern Virginia. Stuart enrolled at the the US Military Academy at West Point and graduated in 1854. His first service was the 1st US Cavalry in the Kansas territory, though he was transferred east in 1859. As a lieutenant, Stuart was…

Anna Jarvis- The Founder of Mother’s Day

Anna Jarvis- The Founder of Mother’s Day

ByNathan MoteMay 9, 2021

Founder Of Mother’s Day Anna Marie Jarvis is the founder of the Mother’s Day holiday in the United States. Her birthplace, known as the Anna Jarvis House, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. It was built in 1854 and is a two-story, frame dwelling, which is also notable as General George B. McClellan‘s first field…

George Mason (1725-1792)

George Mason (1725-1792)

Summary Wedding Portrait of George Mason George Mason was a wealthy planter and an influential lawmaker who served…

Brice’s Crossroads

Brice’s Crossroads

Battle Name Brice’s Crossroads Other Names Tishomingo Creek State Mississippi Location Prentiss County and Union County Campaign Forrest’s Defense of Mississippi Dates…

The Sultana Disaster

The Sultana Disaster

Explosion of the Steamer Sultana, April 28, 1865 Harpers Weekly, May 20, 1865 Library of Congress The worst…

The South’s Famous Orphan Brigade

The South’s Famous Orphan Brigade

The hard-fighting brigade of Kentucky Confederates etched a remarkable chapter in Civil War history as the ultimate example of divided loyalties.  …

Manson Sherrill “Manse” Jolly

Manson Sherrill “Manse” Jolly

Legendary Rebel Lies In Remote Grave The Dallas Morning News, March 27, 1965 By Thomas E. Turner, Central Texas Bureau Of The…

Samuel Bell Maxey

Samuel Bell Maxey

American soldier, lawyer, and politician from Paris, Texas, United States. He was a Major General for the Confederacy in the Civil War…

George Wythe Randolph

George Wythe Randolph

George Wythe Randolph was a lawyer, Confederate general, and, briefly, Confederate secretary of war during the American Civil War (1861–1865). The grandson…

Female Soldiers in Civil War

Female Soldiers in Civil War

On the front line The outbreak of the Civil War challenged traditional American notions of feminine submissiveness and domesticity with hundreds of…

The Battle of Bentonville

The Battle of Bentonville

March 19-21, 1865 The Battle of Bentonville Following his March to the Sea, Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman drove northward into the Carolinas,…

The Battle of Atlanta

The Battle of Atlanta

July 22, 1864 The Battle of Atlanta Bald Hill, Leggett’s Hill On July 21, 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s three armies were…

9 Facts About Slavery You Won’t Learn In School

9 Facts About Slavery You Won’t Learn In School

1 – Human Slavery has Likely Existed Since the Beginning of Time. The Code of Hammurabi (1760 BC), refers to slavery as…

Robert Hopkins Hatton

Robert Hopkins Hatton

“Disunion is inevitable. What will follow, God only knows,” wrote Congressman Robert Hatton from Washington, D. C. on December 5, 1860. Hatton…

George Mason (1725-1792)

George Mason (1725-1792)

Summary Wedding Portrait of George Mason George Mason was a wealthy planter and an influential lawmaker who served…

Brice’s Crossroads

Brice’s Crossroads

Battle Name Brice’s Crossroads Other Names Tishomingo Creek State Mississippi Location Prentiss County and Union County Campaign Forrest’s Defense of Mississippi Dates…

The Sultana Disaster

The Sultana Disaster

Explosion of the Steamer Sultana, April 28, 1865 Harpers Weekly, May 20, 1865 Library of Congress The worst…

The South’s Famous Orphan Brigade

The South’s Famous Orphan Brigade

The hard-fighting brigade of Kentucky Confederates etched a remarkable chapter in Civil War history as the ultimate example of divided loyalties.  …

Manson Sherrill “Manse” Jolly

Manson Sherrill “Manse” Jolly

Legendary Rebel Lies In Remote Grave The Dallas Morning News, March 27, 1965 By Thomas E. Turner, Central Texas Bureau Of The…

Samuel Bell Maxey

Samuel Bell Maxey

American soldier, lawyer, and politician from Paris, Texas, United States. He was a Major General for the Confederacy in the Civil War…

George Wythe Randolph

George Wythe Randolph

George Wythe Randolph was a lawyer, Confederate general, and, briefly, Confederate secretary of war during the American Civil War (1861–1865). The grandson…

Female Soldiers in Civil War

Female Soldiers in Civil War

On the front line The outbreak of the Civil War challenged traditional American notions of feminine submissiveness and domesticity with hundreds of…

The Battle of Bentonville

The Battle of Bentonville

March 19-21, 1865 The Battle of Bentonville Following his March to the Sea, Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman drove northward into the Carolinas,…

The Battle of Atlanta

The Battle of Atlanta

July 22, 1864 The Battle of Atlanta Bald Hill, Leggett’s Hill On July 21, 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s three armies were…

9 Facts About Slavery You Won’t Learn In School

9 Facts About Slavery You Won’t Learn In School

1 – Human Slavery has Likely Existed Since the Beginning of Time. The Code of Hammurabi (1760 BC), refers to slavery as…

Robert Hopkins Hatton

Robert Hopkins Hatton

“Disunion is inevitable. What will follow, God only knows,” wrote Congressman Robert Hatton from Washington, D. C. on December 5, 1860. Hatton…