Largest City in the Confederate States of America

Image: Farragut's Fleet Passing the Forts Below New Orleans
By Mauritz Frederick Hendrick de Haas
The USS Hartford leads the Union fleet up the Mississippi during the Battle of New Orleans.

New Orleans and its vital port became a major source of armament, supplies, and income to the Confederate Army. Its location near the mouth of the Mississippi River made the city an important and early target of …Read More...

Wife of Confederate General Robert Toombs

Julia Ann Dubose was born May 15, 1813, in Lincoln County, Georgia. Her husband, Robert Toombs was born near Washington, Georgia, and the couple made their home in a stately mansion there for the rest of their lives. Robert was the first Secretary of State for the Confederate States of America and fought for the South as a general in the Civil War.

Robert Toombs entered Franklin College at the University of Georgia in …Read More...

Largest Charge of the Civil War: Gaines' Mill

Image: Desperate Valor by Dale Gallon
Brigadier General John Bell Hood leads the 4th Texas Regiment at the Battle of Gaines Mill and achieves the first breakthrough in the Union line.

McClellan Threatens Richmond
In early April 1862, USA General George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac landed at the tip of the Virginia Peninsula between the York and James Rivers. This force of more than 100,000 Union soldiers then …Read More...

Bride-To-Be of Stonewall Jackson of the West

Susan Tarleton was born January 6, 1840 in Talladega County, Alabama. She was the daughter of a cotton farmer in Mobile, Alabama. She attended Barton Academy there and was accomplished in music and literature.

Best Man and Best Woman
Confederate General Patrick Cleburne served as Best Man at the wedding of his friend General William Hardee in Demopolis, Alabama on January 13, 1864. Susan Tarleton, the 24-year-old daughter of an Alabama …Read More...

Farm on the Gettysburg Battlefield

Joseph Sherfy purchased a fifty-acre farm along the Emmitsburg Road about a mile south of the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1842. At the time of the battle, the farm included the famous Peach Orchard to the south of Wheatfield Road as well as both Big and Little Round Tops and the Devil's Den.

Image: Photograph taken from the air above Cemetery Ridge, year unknown

Sherfy Farm buildings (upper left) and the Peach Orchard (lower …Read More...

Wife of Confederate General Sterling Price

During the Civil War, Martha Head Price left Missouri and settled in Washington, Texas. In the spring of 1866, she joined her husband in Mexico, and returned with him to Missouri the following year.

Early Years
Born May 2, 1810 in Orange County, Virginia, Martha Head was the daughter of Judge Walter Head, a wealthy planter who emigrated to Missouri in 1830 from Orange County, Virginia.

Sterling Price was born on September 11, …Read More...