You don’t need to be a history buff to know about the American Civil War and it’s impact on the then developing United States. Whether you’re new to the subject of history or not, it’s good to get more background on such a historical war. You can start by visiting the new APU sponsored blog, CivilWarScholars.com.
The blog is a guide by chronological re-telling through videos, podcasts, text and images of the incredible but true stories of one of the most war-torn, politically fought over places in the Civil War — Jefferson County, Virginia, (then “impressed” into — West Virginia) — where John Brown raids, is tried and hanged — the place of a hundred armed conflicts — starved-out farms — the escaping, fighting, spying and loyal enslaved — a freed, black man owns four farms in 1860 — countless home-hospitals for the wounded from the Battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg, (called “the bloodiest day in American history”) — Col. John Singleton Mosby’s Greenback Raid — where Gen. Phil Sheridan’s devastation of the Shenandoah Valley is launched; much of the Washington family living here. Visitors can learn more about the people, places, and events that took place in the Shenandoah Valley during the war.