Richmond's infamous home for Union officers during much of the Civil War, Libby Prison (courtesy Library of Congress).

Men of company E, 4th U.S. Colored Infantry.

Drs. Gary Gallagher, Thavolia Glymph, Edward Ayers, and Elizabeth Varon discuss the current state of Civil War history at our Inaugural Event, Friday, October 16, 2015

Family tent life near Fort Slocum, Washington DC, 1861

Confederate prisoners at Gettysburg, July 1863

Federal soldiers at Petersburg, August 1864

Bombarded houses in Fredericksburg, December 1862

Nau Center Blog

By: Jonathan W. White

Confined at the headquarters of the 2nd U.S. Colored Infantry on November 15, 1864, Commissary Sergeant James T. S. Taylor put pen to paper to write President Abraham Lincoln a letter asking for release.  “In Jestification to my self I cannot... [read more]