Welcome to Discerning History

We produce articles, videos, and curriculum for high school students through adults. Join us to delve into history! Learn not only the facts but the stories as well: why the events happened and what impact it has on us today. You will be challenged to think about history from a biblical perspective, and put current events in a historical perspective.

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Abraham Lincoln's Assassination

Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination

Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inauguration With the Civil War quickly winding down to a close in April, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln began to look ahead towards reconstructing the south and bringing the country back together. On April 11, he gave a speech from the balcony of the White House in c ... Read More
Appomattox 150th

Appomattox 150th

Today is the 150 anniversary of the surrender of Robert E. Lee to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. This was the beginning of the end of the Civil War. Check out our posts on the Appomattox ... Read More

Story of the Battle of Bentonville

The story of the last Confederate victory during the Civil War, as Johnston tried to stop Sherman’s advance. ... Read More
The Real Black Confederates

The Real Black Confederates

Andrew Chandler with his slave Silas, who served as his servant during the war One of the most contentious issues today about the Civil War is that of “Black Confederates.” Proponents of Confederate heritage have argued that thousands of slaves fought willingly in the rank of the Confederate arm ... Read More

“I Have a Duty to Perform”

Every man was born for some purpose and if it is my lot to leave earth on the battle field, I can only say . . . Lord give me grace to endure it. For should I stay at home and see others fighting that I might enjoy privileges equal to them, I should be a coward indeed and in after life I would have ... Read More