Encyclopedia Virginia offers a new, rich history of the African American experience in Virginia.
In the mountains of Southwest Virginia, a civil war within the Civil War broke out.
How a city in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley helped heal the wounds of the American Civil War.
Documents Compass Assistant Editor William B. Kurtz recently attended The American Civil War in a Global Context conference and brought back this report.
This week WGR brings us snapshots of what voting and photography used to look like in the US.
Jonathan White says you can write a whole history of the Civil War through the dreams of people who lived through it.
Brendan Wolfe covers the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg with a series of blog posts.
One of the most persistent legends surrounding the Battle of Gettysburg, which took place 150 years ago, is that it was fought over shoes.
Brendan Wolfe reflects on the first photos ever taken of American war dead at the Battle of Antietam.
Listen to the BackStory Guys discuss the Civil War and its sesquicentennial commemorations on The Daily Circuit.
EV editor Brendan Wolfe tells the story of southern abolitionist Moncure Daniel Conway
The Civil War, for many people, is indistinguishable from the emancipation it wrought. What if that hadn’t happened?