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  • Broken Soldiers: A Special Photo Feature
  • Cheatham Hill: A Patch of Hell on Earth
  • Bloody Clash at Cold Harbor
  • The Sounds of War
  • Lincoln's Final Journey
  • Albert Cashier's Secret
  • A Guide to Union Corps Badges
  • Smoke 'em if You Got 'em
  • 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

  • GOTTFRIED: The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns (2013)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 7/23/2014 Author: Zachery A. Fry  | 

    Students of the war's Eastern Theater should purchase this unique book while they can because it offers the best and most coherent narrative of the actions in northern Virginia between Gettysburg and the Wilderness.

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  • Terry's Texas Rangers

    Category: Commentary Posted: 7/21/2014 Author: Kate Dawson | 

    Terry's Texas Rangers went into the Civil War with a reputation they had not earned, but left it with one that lingers to this day.

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  • SMITH & LOWERY (eds.): The Dunning School (2013)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 7/16/2014 Author: John C. Rodrigue | 

    How could otherwise honorable and decent men and women, who ostensibly dedicated themselves to rationale, scholarly discourse, have been so utterly blinded by the racism that was pervasive in their society?

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  • EMBERTON: Beyond Redemption (2013)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 7/16/2014 Author: Christian McWhirter | 

    Carole Emberton challenges the period's prevailing narratives and forces readers to consider how violence permeated America's political culture.

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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:

The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns (2013)

Author: Bradley Gottfried

Reviewed by: Zachery A. Fry

The Dunning School (2013)

Author: John David Smith & J. Vincent Lowery

Reviewed by: John C. Rodrigue

Beyond Redemption (2013)

Author: Carole Emberton

Reviewed by: Christian McWhirter

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