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Latest Posts

  • SUDEROW & HOUSE: The Battle of Pilot Knob (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 7/22/2015 Author: Mark Lause | 

    The lovely Arcadia valley in Iron County, Missouri, provided the setting for some of the most dramatic fighting of the Civil War on September 26-27, 1864.

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  • RAFUSE (ed.): Corps Commanders in Blue (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 7/15/2015 Author: Zachery A. Fry | 

    Rafuse's team, a who's who of scholars on the Union Army, tackles the problem of corps leadership both east and west, from 1862 to 1864.

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  • An Interview with Brian Matthew Jordan

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 7/10/2015 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our conversation with Brian Matthew Jordan, a Lecturer at Gettysburg College and recent author of "Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War," published by W.W. Norton. In this interview, Dr. Jordan discusses the experience of Union veterans as they navigated a post war society. In doing so, these veterans attempted to confront a war that did not see as finished and a northern...

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  • DRAKE (ed.): The Blue, the Gray, and the Green (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 7/8/2015 Author: Evan Kutzler  | 

    If Civil War historians want to discover how participants in the past perceived a war fought outdoors, it is past time to immerse Civil War history in nature.

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  • HAGLER: Georgia's Confederate Monuments (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 7/1/2015 Author: Jennifer M. Murray | 

    Gould Hagler, Jr., offers an encyclopedic volume covering approximately 140 monuments erected to honor Georgia's Confederate men and women.

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  • GALLMAN & GALLAGHER (eds.): Lens of War (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 6/24/2015 Author: Matthew C. Hulbert | 

    Editors J. Matthew Gallman and Gary Gallagher began with a simple equation: one photograph + one historian = one essay.

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  • An Interview with Lisa Tendrich Frank

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 6/19/2015 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our conversation with Lisa Tendrich Frank, historian and recent author of "The Civilian War: Confederate Women and Union Soldiers during Sherman's March," now out with Louisiana State University Press. In this interview, Dr. Frank describes expectations on the part of Confederate white women in the lead up to the march, as well as Federal soldiers and their expectations. Finally, Dr. Frank deals...

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The Bookshelf

The Battle of Pilot Knob (2014)

Author: Bryce A. Suderow

Reviewed by: Mark Lause

Corps Commanders in Blue (2014)

Author: Ethan S. Rafuse

Reviewed by: Zachery A. Fry

The Blue, the Gray, and the Green (2015)

Author: Brian Drake

Reviewed by: Evan Kutzler

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