Author Kevin Rawlings presents the Christmas traditions of the American Civil War. Kevin discusses the drawings of Thomas Nast during the Civil War and how those drawings spoke of the hardships of the soldiers as they were away from their loved ones during the conflict.
Nathan Richardson gives a historical impersonation of Frederick Douglass. Douglass, the foremost African American leader during the war years, became a recruiter for the United States Colored Troops. His two sons fought in the American Civil War.
Author Tim Snyder explains the significance of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal during the American Civil War. The canal, located along the southern border of Maryland, basically was on the line dividing the north and the south. The Confederate army continually attempted to disrupt the canal operations at the same time the Union attempted to keep it operational.
Award winning author Steve French discusses a guerilla band of Confederates known as McNeill’s Rangers. Captain John Hanson McNeill’s Confederate forces roamed western Virginia (now West Virginia) striking terror into Federal officers as they harassed them, keeping them off guard.
Award winning author Steve French offers his take on Confederate spy Belle Boyd. Belle Boyd, who lived in Martinsburg, Virginia (now West Virginia) is one of the most interesting female characters of the entire war.