Black Confederate soldiers

One of the reasons the American Civil War started was to end slavery of African-Americans. The Union (North) was against slavery and the Confederates (South) were pro-slavery because their main businesses were depending on it.

Friendly fire! HMS Superb confuses the Spaniards

During July 1801, the British and Portuguese navy fought the Spanish and French navy. At night, In an almost comical incident the HMS Superb, a fast British ship, cut between the Real Carlos and San Hermenegildo and fired at both ships.