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  • The Unintended Expert

    From our Spring 2016 issue ... How a chance encounter led Garry Adelman to a second career in Civil War history

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    Read an excerpt from our exclusive interview with author Tony Horwtiz on the recent Confederate flag backlash.

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    Alexander Gardner's haunting images of some of the casualties from the bloodiest single day of combat in American history

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    A look at some of the war’s more common tents and shelters

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    With the help of the telegraph, newspapers kept readers informed of all the news and speculation from Gettysburg.

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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

  • HUBBARD (ed.): Lincoln, the Law, and Presidential Leadership (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 5/25/2016 Author: Robert O. Faith | 

    Is there anything new to be written about Abraham Lincoln's relationship to the law during his careers as lawyer and president?

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  • WILSON: Private John S. Mosby, First Virginia Cavalry (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 5/18/2016 Author: Robert Grandchamp | 

    Before he rode to glory at the head of his Rangers, John S. Mosby was a lowly private in the First Virginia Cavalry, serving in northern Virginia...

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  • NOYALAS: Civil War Legacy in the Shenandoah (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 5/11/2016 Author: Kelly Mielke | 

    The extent of conflict in the Shenandoah Valley and its role as a thoroughfare between the Union and Confederacy makes the region a particularly interesting place to study post-war reconciliation.

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  • PERO: Gettysburg 1863 (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 5/4/2016 Author: Scott L. Mingus, Sr. | 

    As a source of unvarnished primary information on the battle from the hearts and minds of those who were there, this is an exceptional addition to the vast historiography of the Gettysburg Campaign.

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  • CROFTS: Lincoln & the Politics of Slavery (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/27/2016 Author: Thomas A. Horrocks | 

    Despite the thousands of books written about Lincoln...scholars have virtually ignored the original thirteenth amendment fight and Lincoln's role in it...Crofts fills this void with his compelling book...

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  • Why did soldiers and civilians during the Civli War commit suicide?

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 4/22/2016 Author: Katie Brackett Fialka | 

    We know much about PTSD and the psychological horrors of war based on more modern wars, but what about during the Civil War? We talk with Dr. Diane Miller Sommerville about her research on suicides among civilians and soldiers. Why did soldiers and civilians commit suicide and what can their stories about trauma and even Reconstruction?

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  • IZECKSOHN: Slavery and War in the Americas (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/20/2016 Author: Evan C. Rothera | 

    Historians have called, at least twice, for comparison of the Civil War with the War of the Triple historian has subjected the two wars to a sustained comparison until Vitor Izecksohn...

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The Bookshelf

Lincoln, the Law, and Presidential Leadership (2015)

Author: Charles M. Hubbard

Reviewed by: Robert O. Faith

Private John S. Mosby, First Virginia Cavalry (2015)

Author: Gregory Wilson

Reviewed by: Robert Grandchamp

Civil War Legacy in the Shenandoah (2015)

Author: Jonathan A. Noyalas

Reviewed by: Kelly Mielke


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