In April 1861 Werner von Bachelle volunteered for service in response to President Lincoln's first call for troops. Killed at Antietam, he's a celebrity today - thanks to his faithful Newfoundland dog.
Author or editor of 36 books, many on Lincoln, and chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation Horrifically bloody as it was, the fury that a pro-secession mob unleashed against federal troops on the streets of Baltimore... Read Post
After Confederates fired on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to restore order in South Carolina. This action pushed Upper South states like North Carolina and Virginia to secede a... Read Post