Civil War

Library of Congress

What Richmond Looked Like After Confederate Troops Set it on Fire

In the final days of the Civil War, fleeing southern troops burnt the city to the ground.

Library of Congress

The Story of the Battle of Gettysburg, Told Through Maps

Though limited, these sketches help explain what happened, and why.

Reuters

Should the Post Office Be Saved?

Today's business-centric view of the mail system stands in contrast to its historical civic mandate