On April 26, 1865 Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston and Union General William T. Sherman negotiated the largest surrender of the Civil War at Bennett Place near Hillsborough, North Carolina. Read the Entry »

The Boston Port Act was one of five laws enacted by the British Parliament in 1774 in response to the Boston Tea Party. Collectively, the acts are known as the Coercive Acts, or the Intolerable Acts. Read the Entry »

On December 16, 1773, a group of Bostonians, disguised as Mohawk Indians, boarded three British ships anchored in Boston Harbor and dumped their cargoes of tea, owned by the British East India Tea Company, into the water. Read the Entry »

The First Battle of Bull Run, also know as the First Battle of Manassas, was the first major land engagement of the American Civil War. Fought near the town of Manassas, Virginia, on July 21, 1861. The battle resulted in a decisive Confederate victory. Read the Entry »

The Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Second Battle of Manassas, was fought on the same ground as the First Battle of Bull Run, near the town of Manassas Junction, Virginia, from August 28–30, 1862. The result of the battle was a decisive Confederate victory that enabled General Robert E. Lee to launch the South's first invasion of the North. Read the Entry »

Burgoyne's Campaign of 1777 ended in defeat at Saratoga, resulting in the French intervening in the American Revolution on behalf of the American Colonies. Read the Entry »

Aaron Burr was a U.S. Senator and Vice President of the United States under Thomas Jefferson. Burr killed Alexander Hamilton in an infamous duel in 1804. He was also tried and acquitted for treason against the United States for allegedly trying to establish a separate empire in the southwest. Read the Entry »

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