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  • "Sic Semper Tyrannis!"
  • Portrait of an Assassination
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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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  • The Death of Jim Jackson

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

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  • The Battle in Public

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

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  • What Killed Stonewall?

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

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  • RE Lee: Civil Rights Pioneer?

    A reassessment of the fabled postwar scene at Richmond's St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

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Latest Posts

  • An Interview with Brian Craig Miller (2015)

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 4/17/2015 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our Conversation with Brian Craig Miller, an Associate Professor of history at Emporia State University and recent author of "Empty Sleeves: Amputation in the Civil War South," now out with the University of Georgia Press. In this conversation Dr. Miller tries to tackle and debunk some of the myths surrounding Civil War amputation. In addition, he also speaks to the lives of those forever altered...

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  • STEERS: Lincoln's Assassination (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/15/2015 Author: Leonne M. Hudson | 

    Although this is a concise volume, Steers' coverage of the activities of the conspirators before, during, and after the assassination of the chief occupant of the White House is thorough.

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  • ALFORD: Fortune's Fool (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/15/2015 Author: Thomas R. Turner | 

    [This book] its place as the essential Booth biography, which is indispensable reading for anyone wanting to fully understand the assassination and the actor who committed it.

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  • GRAHAM: The Coal River Valley in the Civil War (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/8/2015 Author: Luke Manget | 

    Graham has written a detailed account of an often overlooked episode in the war.

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  • MORIARTY: A Fine Body of Men (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/1/2015 Author: David A. Powell | 

    Writing the regimental history of a Civil War unit can be a challenge. Writing a company history, however, takes that challenge to a new level.

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  • PARSON: Work for Giants (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/1/2015 Author: Jonathan M. Steplyk | 

    The book stands out as a model work of well-written, well-researched military history. Parson takes readers through the Tupelo Campaign's inception, conduct, and execution with a thorough study of the battles and skirmishes, and concludes with an authoritative analysis of the results and how participants and historians have remembered and argued over it.

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  • MACKOWSKI & WHITE: That Furious Struggle (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 3/25/2015 Author: Joseph J. Cook | 

    Mackowski and White have produced an invaluable resource for the tourist of one of the Civil War's largest and most critical battles.

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The Bookshelf

Lincoln's Assassination (2014)


Author: Edward Steers Jr.

Reviewed by: Leonne M. Hudson

Fortune's Fool (2015)

Author: Terry Alford

Reviewed by: Thomas R. Turner

The Coal River Valley in the Civil War (2014)

Author: Michael B. Graham

Reviewed by: Luke Manget


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