Key facts about General George Armstrong Custer who was a flamboyant and widely renowned American army officer during and after the American Civil War.
Younger brother of General George Armstrong Custer, Thomas Ward Custer was twice awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Civil War.
Key facts about Thomas Ward Custer who was twice awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for gallantry during the Civil War.
Key facts about the Battle of Dallas.
Fought between May 26-June 4, 1864, the Battle of Dallas was a series of engagements took place in and around Dallas, Georgia during the Atlanta Campaign.
Key facts about the First Battle of Dalton.
The First Battle of Dalton, was fought in Whitfield County, Georgia from February 22 through February 27, 1864 prior to the start of the Atlanta Campaign.
Key facts about the Second Battle of Dalton.
The Second Battle of Dalton, took place in and near Dalton, Georgia, on August 15, 1864 during the Atlanta Campaign.
Key facts about the Battle of Darbytown and New Market Roads.
The Battle of Darbytown and New Market Roads was fought on October 7, 1864, during the Civil War. It was part of the Petersburg Campaign.
Key facts about the Battle of Darbytown Road, also known as the Battle of Alms House.
Fought on October 13, 1864, during the Petersburg Campaign, the Battle of Darbytown Road, also known as the Battle of Alms House, was a failed Union attempt to stop the construction of new defensive breastworks outside of Richmond, Virginia.
A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, Mexican-American War veteran, U.S. Congressman, Senator, and Secretary of War, Jefferson Davis served as the first and only President of the Confederate States of America.
Key facts about Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
William Dawes was a member of the Sons of Liberty and the first rider sent by Joseph Warren on the night of April 18, 1775, to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that the British were marching to Lexington and Concord. Dawes went on to serve in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.
Drafted by Thomas Jefferson, and edited by luminaries such as Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.
The Declaration of Independence was drafted by Thomas Jefferson between June 11 and June 28, 1776.
In July 1775, the Second Continental Congress issued a declaration that explained why the colonies felt they were forced to take up arms against the British forces in North America. It laid the blame for the start of the war on the conduct of General Thomas Gage, but also made it clear the colonies did not intend to establish independence.