When the Civil War began, the United States had only a tiny paid army. States had volunteer militias to help the regular army. The need for more men became greater and both sides started a draft or conscription. The South started it in 1862. The North started their draft in 1863. Learn More
This Colonial Flower Woman loves Spring and the singing of the winter-resident birds is among the first signs that Spring is around the corner. She carries a traditional clay bird bottle, which has made a happy home for small birds since 1699.