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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

  • GALLAGHER & WAUGH: The American War (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 9/28/2016 Author: Jonathan A. Noyalas | 

    While individuals with a general interest in the Civil War era would certainly benefit from reading this book, those who teach Civil War era history will find this book a useful foundation upon which to build a course.

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  • BARRINGER: Fighting for General Lee (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 9/21/2016 Author: Jonathan M. Steplyk | 

    Rufus Barringer's fighting took place on the fringes of the armies, in often unsung skirmishes and campaigns.

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  • How 'bout them apples

    Category: From the Archives Posted: 9/15/2016

    Autumn is almost here and so are apples. Below is an apple pie recipe from the Civil War era to help you enjoy the season.

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  • Extra Dossier: Stonewall Jackson

    Category: Analysis Posted: 9/15/2016

    For the Dossier section of the fall 2016 issue of The Civil War Monitor, we asked a panel of 20 Civil War historians a series of questions about Confederate general Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, from what they most admired about the famed commander to their favorite book about him. Due to space constraints, we weren't able to include any of the answers to our final question for the panel, "If ...

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  • GRAMM: Sharpsburg (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 9/14/2016 Author: Chris Mackowski | 

    Creative writers can comment on history in ways that historians never can; they can reveal truths about history that historians can never expose.

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  • HESS: Braxton Bragg (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 9/7/2016 Author: Nate Buman | 

    Hess asserts that Bragg did the best that he could with what he had at his disposal. He argues successfully that no other southern commander could have done better due to the overwhelming territory that Bragg had to defend...and the lack of reliable generals under his command.

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  • BRETZGER: Observing Hancock at Gettysburg (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 8/31/2016 Author: Jeffry D. Wert | 

    Gettysburg has defined Hancock's career more than any other engagement.

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The Bookshelf

The American War (2015)

Author: Gary W. Gallagher

Author: Joan Waugh

Reviewed by: Jonathan A. Noyalas

Fighting for General Lee (2016)

Author: Sheridan R. Barringer

Reviewed by: Jonathan M. Steplyk

Shaprsburg (2015)

Author: Kent Gramm

Reviewed by: Chris Mackowski

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