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Latest Posts

  • Extra Voices: Curses

    Category: From the Archives Posted: 12/1/2016 Author: The Civil War Monitor | 

    In the Voices section of the Winter 2016 issue of The Civil War Monitor we highlighted first-person quotes about some of the colorful oaths uttered by soldiers and civilians during the Civil War. Unfortunately, we didn't have room to include all that we found. Below are those that didn't make the cut.

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  • DIXON & KWAPISZ: Civil War Adventure (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 11/30/2016 Author: Alexandre Caillot | 

    ....this tome deftly balances the sobering and the sentimental in its range of short stories and longer dramas.

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  • ROBERTSON: The Red River Campaign and Its Toll (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 11/23/2016 Author: Christopher Gwinn | 

    Not unlike the winding waterway upon which it unfolded, the history of the Red River Campaign has remained as murky as the water of the river itself.

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  • BIGGS: They Fought For the Union (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 11/23/2016 Author: Thomas J. Ryan | 

    It appears that no stone was left unturned in the author's quest to portray the individual and collective performance of the men of this regiment.

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  • RABLE: Damn Yankees! (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 11/16/2016 Author: Lorien Foote | 

    Dehumanizing an enemy during wartime helps participants to kill, provides a justification for why the war is worth fighting, and helps create a national identity.

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  • WONGSRICHANALAI: Northern Character (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 11/9/2016 Author: James G. Kopaczewski | 

    Wongsrichanalai traces the intellectual lineage of elite white New Englanders before, during, and after the American Civil War.

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  • WITTENBERG & DAVIS: Out Flew the Sabres (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 11/2/2016 Author: Robert Grandchamp | 

    Through a combination of detailed maps and photographs, this book will serve as a fantastic introduction to a decisive Civil War battle that established the Union cavalry in the eastern theater as masters of the field.

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The Bookshelf

Civil War Adventure (2015)

Author: Chuck Dixon

Reviewed by: Alexandre Caillot

The Red River Campaign and Its Toll (2016)

Author: Henry O. Robertson

Reviewed by: Christopher Gwinn

They Fought For the Union (2016)

Author: Jeffrey R. Biggs

Reviewed by: Thomas J. Ryan


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