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This 1858 photograph shows General Stand Watie, leader of a Native American army which fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War

The last Confederate troops to surrender in the Civil War were Native American — here’s how they ended up fighting for the South

Native Americans like brigadier-general Stand Waite saw the federal government and its forced evictions as their real enemy.
Dr. Mary Walker, shown wearing her Medal of Honor around 1866.

Here’s the story of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker — a shotgun-wielding legend who is the only woman ever to win the Medal of Honor

When federal marshals arrived to take Walker's rescinded Medal of Honor, the former prisoner of war is said to have greeted them with a shotgun.
A World War II re-enactor from Belgium, in original uniform and kit made over 74 years ago, visits Omaha Beach, France in June 2018.

The history of the US Army’s uniforms since 1776, in images and depictions

These photos and paintings show how US Army uniforms have evolved to suit changing tactics and technology for more than two centuries.

The Battle of Gettysburg ended 155 years ago today — here’s how it was fought

The Battle of Gettysburg proved to be a turning point in the Civil War, and it was the beginning of the end for the Confederacy.
Guests enjoy the 142nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Why no one can agree where the South really is

The South is the fastest growing region in the United States, but not everyone agrees on where the South actually is. Experts are often at odds with public perception when it comes to states like Texas, Missouri, Maryland, and Delaware.
Saudi Arabia's missile defense system intercepts several missiles fired from rebel-Houthis.

Saudi Arabia’s missile defenses look to have ‘failed catastrophically’ at trying to stop a large Houthi strike

One person died and two others were injured from shrapnel, according to a news outlet based in the United Arab Emirates.
Edelia Carthan stands in silent protest against the confederate flag in December 2017.

Mississippi could become the first US state to have 2 official flags because of a dispute over the Confederacy

A bill in the Mississippi House proposes a two-flag solution to the state's debate over the use of a Confederate symbol in its current flag.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Here’s what happened the last time someone was expelled from the Senate, more than 150 years ago

But a solution that has been gaining increasing traction among top Republicans in recent days is expelling Moore from the Senate should he win on December 12.

Reporters grill Sarah Huckabee Sanders over John Kelly’s suggestion that the Civil War could have been averted by a ‘compromise’

Sanders had to address another Civil War-related controversy after Kelly suggested the bloody war could've been avoided if both sides came to a compromise.