American Civil War

A critical look into America's War Between The States 1861-1865.

The Gilmore Medal

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/the-gilmore-medal 31st Jul 2021 - The ''Gilmore Medal'' was another of the few privately commissioned and issued Medals of The American Civil War. As has been discussed, The US Governm …

The Black Brigade of Cincinnati

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/the-black-brigade-of-cincinnati 31st Jul 2021 - While many know of the famed US 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, one of the first all Black-American Infantry Regiments raised to fight in The Am …

''City'' - Class Ironclad

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/city-class-ironclad 31st Jul 2021 - The ''City'' – Class of the Warships known as ''Ironclads'' and used by both Union and Confederate Forces in the early years of The American Civ …

Edward Black

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/edward-black 31st Jul 2021 - Often called ''William'' Black, Edward has the (often debated) honor of being the youngest Soldier to serve in The American Civil War of 1861 to 1865. …

Confederate 1st Florida Special Cavalry Battalion

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/confederate-1st-florida-special-cavalry-battalion 31st Jul 2021 - A seldom researched Regiment of The American Civil War of 1861-1865, The 1st Florida Special Cavalry was form during the last years of The War (1864), …

Andre Cailloux

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/andre-cailloux 31st Jul 2021 - Born in Louisiana (US) in 1825, Andre Cailloux was born a Slave, but was self-educated. He successfully won His Freedom (with His Master's support), w …

Sutler Store

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/sutler-store 31st Jul 2021 - Civilian Merchants have been “following and supplying” soldiers for centuries. Often procuring the items that a soldier needed in the fiel …

Confederate McCowan Battle Flag

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/confederate-mccowan-battle-flag 31st Jul 2021 - Another “Personal Color” seen in The Confederate States Army during The American Civil War (1861-65), Major-General John McCown (Texas), w …

Wiard Gun

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/wiard-gun 31st Jul 2021 - A rare piece of Artillery used briefly in The American Civil War, The Wiard Gun was designed by Norman Wiard. The gun was an early attempt to construc …

Union Corps. Guidons

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/union-corps-guidons 31st Jul 2021 - A “Corps.” (by American Civil War standards, as is today), is a designation term for a body of soldiers. It was once considered the &ldquo …

Confederate Army of The Peninsula Flag

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/confederate-army-of-the-peninsula-flag 31st Jul 2021 - Said to have been designed by Confederate General John Magruder, this Flag/Guidon was used to represent his Army of The Peninsula during it's protecti …

Union General Phil Sheridon's Guidon

https://www.stronghold-nation.com/history/ref/union-general-phil-sheridons-guidon 31st Jul 2021 -     General Philip Sheridan was a key figure in American Cavalry during it's Civil War (1861-1865). Short in stature, he earned the nickname …