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  • Extra Dossier: Robert E. Lee

    Category: From the Archives Posted: 1/18/2017 Author: The Civil War Monitor | 

    For the Dossier section of the Summer 2015 issue of The Civil War Monitor, we asked a panel of Civil War historians a series of questions about Confederate general Robert E. Lee, from what they considered to be his best and least impressive battlefield performances to their favorite book about him. Due to space constraints, we weren't able to publish all of our

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  • BEILEIN: Bushwhackers (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 1/18/2017 Author: Brian D. McKnight | 

    Beilein's book should be read by everyone interested in Missouri's turbulent Civil War experience, and it will certainly become a staple on the reading lists that help train the next generation...

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  • O'HARROW: The Quartermaster (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 1/11/2017 Author: Jonathan Noyalas | 

    O'Harrow's thorough, masterfully crafted, and impeccably researched biography is destined to become the authoritative volume on Meigs.

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  • BEAN: Too Great a Burden to Bear (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 1/4/2017 Author: Hilary Green | 

    ...a timely reassessment of one of the most misunderstood agencies at the center of the debate over the meaning of the Civil War...

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  • SMITH: Scarred (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 1/4/2017 Author: Angela Riotto | 

    ...illustrates how the violence of war is not just limited to the battlefront (and how it continued to affect those involved long after the guns fell silent).

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  • CARPENTER: Gaston County, North Carolina, in the Civil War (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 12/28/2016 Author: Joshua Shiver | 

    Shockingly, even as the Confederate economy collapsed and Union soldiers marched through the South liberating slaves, the war effort actually promoted the institution of slavery in Gaston County.

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  • RAY (ed.): Sharpshooter (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 12/21/2016 Author: Jared Frederick | 

    [Blackford's] letters strip away the romanticized veneer of the Lost Cause...a revealing testament about life and death in the Army of Northern Virginia.

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The Bookshelf

Bushwhackers (2016)

Author: Joseph Beilein

Reviewed by: Brian D. McKnight

The Quartermaster (2016)

Author: Robert O'Harrow Jr.

Reviewed by: Jonathan Noyalas

Too Great a Burden to Bear (2016)

Author: Christopher B. Bean

Reviewed by: Hilary Green

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