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  • Behind the Lens

    As common as Civil War photographs are today, the stories behind them are too often lost to history.

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    Why Union forces executed a notorious Confederate guerrilla--after he had taken the Oath of Allegiance to the Union.

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    With the help of the telegraph, newspapers kept readers informed of all the news and speculation from Gettysburg.

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    An examination of the reasons why the legendary Confederate commander did not survive his Chancellorsville wounding.

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Latest Posts

  • VENET: A Changing Wind (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 8/27/2014 Author: Brian P. Luskey | 

    Grounded in a variety of compelling primary sources...this book encourages us to focus on how the southern middle class, urban development, and the war influenced and shaped each other.

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  • JENKINS: The Battle of Peach Tree Creek (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 8/27/2014 Author: Keith S. Bohannon | 

    The author's intimate familiarity with the terrain of the Peach Tree Creek battlefield allows him to note the exact positions of units down to the brigade and regimental levels...a significant contribution to understanding one of the major battles of the 1864 Atlanta Campaign.

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  • FRESE: Concord and the Civil War (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 8/20/2014 Author: Tyler Sperrazza  | 

    Frese pays particular attention to the close connections between Concord and Boston, effectively illustrating the complex web of social relationships in the North during the Civil War.

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  • MACKOWSKI & WHITE: Simply Murder (2013)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 8/20/2014 Author: Catherine M. Wright | 

    This engaging volume, part of the "Emerging Civil War Series," is a useful resource for anyone seeking to expand their knowledge of the Battle of Fredericksburg.

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The Bookshelf

Check out The Bookshelf for in-depth reviews of the latest Civil War books. Our most recently reviewed titles include:

A Changing Wind (2014)

Author: Brian Luskey

Author: Wendy Venet

Reviewed by: Brian P. Luskey

The Battle of Peach Tree Creek (2014)

Author: Robert D. Jenkins Sr.

Reviewed by: Keith S. Bohannon

Concord and the Civil War (2014)

Author: Rick Frese

Reviewed by: Tyler Sperrazza

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