Hand grenades in the Civil War?

You read that right… sort of… Most people do not associate hand grenades with the Civil War. They were, however, used in the sieges at Vicksburg and Petersburg and even in the west at the Battle of Pilot Knob. The “Ketchum Hand grenade” was patented by William F. Ketchum and looked like a large dart. […]

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This Day: March 10th

March 10, 1861 The Confederate Congress unanimously adopted the Constitution of the Confederacy. CSA Brig. General Braxton Bragg took command of Confederate forces. General Winfield Scott was briefing President Lincoln on the events at Ft. Sumter and options that were available. March 10, 1862 Confederate President Jefferson Davis attempted reassure Gen. Joseph E. Johnston that […]

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Missouri in the Civil War: 150 Years After Price’s Raid

On September 24, 1864, Confederate General Sterling Price and his troops arrived in the small railhead town of Pilot Knob Missouri on a trek to regain Missouri for the Confederacy and divert troops from the struggling Eastern Theater of battle. His infamous raid took him from southeast Missouri through the center of the state and […]

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