Col. Robert Shaw’s Sword Found

Col. Robert Gould Shaw, commander of the all-African American 54th Massachusetts Voluntary Infantry, carried a British-made sword into battle during an ill-fated attack on Fort Wagner, South Carolina, in 1863. Shaw, along with other fallen members of his regiment, were stripped of their weapons … More »

Little Brass Cannons

Like the long lines of artillery on Gettysburg’s Cemetery Ridge, scale cannons with cast iron carriages and brass barrels can be found in most US battlefield gift shops. I hadn’t really given these little field pieces much thought until the … More »

Civil War at Wade House Sept. 26-27

Wade House historic site in Greenbush will continue its commemoration of the Civil War sesquicentennial by staging one of the largest Civil War encampments and battle re-enactments in Wisconsin on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26-27, from 9 a.m. to 5 … More »