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Meet the prolific Confederate spy dubbed the ‘siren of the South’
Confederate spy, Belle Boyd, began her career with a gunshot. Read the story of the infamous ‘Siren of the South’.
The lore of the “lost Confederate treasure”
Is there a lost confederate treasure hiding under Lake Michigan? And how did it get there? Read more on We Are the Mighty today.
This Civil War soldier survived the worst maritime disaster in US history
John Harrison Simpson was just 16 when he enlisted. This Civil War soldier later survived the worst maritime disaster in US history.
4 unusual weapons from the Civil War
In 1861, President-elect Abraham Lincoln escaped the Baltimore Plot with the help of his bodyguard Ward Hill Lamon and detective Allan Pinkerton, eluding assassins. Lincoln’s tough guy had an assortment of weapons, according to the June 1895 edition…
Was General Lee’s buried family treasure ever found?
As Arlington House was being overtaken by Union soldiers during the Civil War, a keen Mary Anna Custis Lee hid her family’s heirlooms. Unable to take them with her and…
Here’s why Civil War soldiers had wounds that glowed in the dark
During the Civil War, a strange thing happened at night. In the cover of darkness, the silence of hunkering down during war, soldiers’ wounds would glow. Open, bleeding wounds actually…
Nobody ever did ‘Movember’ like these 9 Civil War generals
This month is “Movember,” and dudes worldwide are growing mustaches (and more) to support the foundation dedicated to fighting prostate cancer. But in the history of…