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.
Giles Distinguished Professor Emeritus of history at Mississippi State University In April, 1861, soon after the Civil War began, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a blockade of ports in the southern states. Among other actions, ... 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