Greenbrier Nuclear Bunker

Not long after taking office, President Eisenhower began formulating a program called “Continuity of Government”, designed to insure that the US civilian government would remain functional in the event of an all-out nuclear war. Part of this plan involved constructing elaborate bomb shelters where the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court could survive an attack … More Greenbrier Nuclear Bunker

Antietam Battlefield

In September 1862, Lee’s confederate Army moved north towards Washington DC to put political pressure on Lincoln to end the war. The federal Army of the Potomac met Lee at Antietam Creek, near the town of Sharpsburg MD. The battle lasted just one day, but it produced more casualties than any other event in American … More Antietam Battlefield

Harpers Ferry

  In 1859, abolitionist John Brown and a band of followers attacked the Federal Arsenal at Harpers Ferry WV in order to capture weapons with which to arm slaves for a rebellion. The raid failed and Brown was hanged. His trial and execution were one of the triggers that led to the Civil War in … More Harpers Ferry

Monocacy Battlefield

In 1864, the Confederates made a desperate attempt to march on Washington DC, hoping to force a political settlement to the war. They were met by Union forces at Monocacy, just a short distance from the capitol. The Union forces were forced to withdraw, but they had succeeded in delaying the Confederates long enough for … More Monocacy Battlefield