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Here are the top ten articles for the History Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Was Reconstruction a Nobel Experiment?
Reconstruction, Northern, South, Civil War, Lincoln, Booth, President, Johnson

2. Decisions Made by Davis That Led to Failure
Hind-sight is twenty-twenty. After the fact, one can easily point out where Jefferson Davis made his mistakes and how the Confederacy lost the war. Starting in the West, Davis found himself regretting many of his decisions that would became fateful for the newly created nation.

3. The Influences of the Persian Empire
The Persian Empire was mighty and powerful, yet few can remember much about them as the Romans and Greeks dominate Western Civilization history conversations. But their influence more than likely effects your everyday life.

4. Samples of Confederate Losses
1862 proved to be crucial for the Confederacy in decision making and loses on the battlefield. In losing Nashville, New Orleans, and Memphis, the South lost strategic points in their military planning. Each one would prove to hurt the Confederacy long-term.

5. Importance of Studying History
What is so important about history? The past is the past right? Wrong! Check out why studying history is vital to the future.

6. Brandy Station as a Turning Point
Brandy Station would become a turning point solely due to pride. Sometimes it takes a defeat to get the fires roaring and the ambition to push harder to achieve more. That was the case here.

7. The History Shop
Check out history books, games, movies, and more. You never know what you can find from history just a click away.

8. Abacination - Torture Methods in History
History is fully of examples of torture used for political, religious, and personal reasons. It is meant to inflict pain and terror. There are hundreds of ways a person can be tortured with each one of them highly effective. One method of torture used in history was abacination.

9. Problem with Complete Victory in Civil War Battles
For all the ferocity and blood-letting of Civil War battles, the fact is that few were ever decisive. Why were victorious troops unable to achieve complete, total victories at famous battles like Shiloh, Chancellorsville, and Chattanooga? Bad luck and bad decisions played a major part.

10. Finding History in Quilts
Learn how history can be found in simple quilts and the fabric used in the pieces.



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