The First Battle of the American Civil War: The Battle of First Manassas

American History, Military and Government, Slavery in America and the World
Stephanie Ruesch

Both sides agreed the war would be over by Christmas. South Carolina had seceded from the Union the previous year, on December 20, 1860, and by February six more states had also left the Union. Newly independent South Carolina demanded the U.S. Army pull out of Charleston Harbor, but instead of leaving Carolinian waters, the army relocated to Fort Sumter. A tense siege followed, ending with gunfire on April 12, 1861. Read more about the fighting at Fort Sumter in this blog post. When the artillery stopped firing the next day, the U.S. Army abandoned the fort, four more Southern states seceded to join the Confederate States of America…

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New Database: Military and Government

Content News, Military and Government, What's New
Lauren Mattiuzzo

We are pleased to announce that we have added a new database, Military and Government. With this new database, users can explore thousands of diverse publications related to the history, glory, and nitty-gritty of the U.S. Military. It has been added free of charge to select U.S. and Canadian Core subscriptions*. Learn more about this database in the video below, or keep reading for more details.

Fighting on Land, Air, Sea, and Space

Establishing and maintaining a military force is one of the oldest traditions in human history…

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