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Published 4/13/2016

GUNNIN (ed.): Letters to Virtue (2014)

By: Jonathan A. Noyalas Category: Book Reviews

While Sherman's letters offer insight into a variety of aspects which dominated a soldier's life and are typical among published collections...this...is anything but a typical collection.

Published 4/8/2016

What is the connection between Abraham Lincoln and Walt Disney?

By: Katie Brackett Fialka Category: Behind the Lines

Learn about two of history's most beloved figures, Abraham Lincoln and Walt Disney, in our latest Behind the Lines interview with Dr. Brian Craig Miller, Associate Professor at Emporia State University. Why did Disney admire Lincoln so much and how did he memorialize Lincoln in his amusement parks?

Published 4/6/2016

ACKEN (ed.): Service with the Signal Corps (2015)

By: Thomas J. Ryan Category: Book Reviews

Acken merits our appreciation for unearthing these important documents...Civil War specialists will gain knowledge about the vital but little known field of signal operations.

Published 3/30/2016

DIXON: The Lost Gettysburg Address (2015)

By: Scott L. Mingus, Sr. Category: Book Reviews

Now, for the first time, we can read Edward Everett's well-crafted speech and Charles Anderson's lost Gettysburg remarks, which bookended Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

Published 3/25/2016

How do the myths about Sherman's March line up with the historical realities?

By: Katie Brackett Fialka Category: Behind the Lines

Sherman's March remains one of the contentious and mythologized events of the Civil War. Learn about how some of these myths line up with the realities in this interview with Anne Sarah Rubin. For more information about Dr. Rubin's research on Sherman's March, including maps, check out the online accompaniment to the book here: http://shermansmarch.org/

Published 3/23/2016

HUFFSTODT: Lincoln's Bold Lion (2015)

By: Thomas J. Rowland Category: Book Reviews

James T. Huffstodt attempts to nudge Brigadier General Martin Davis Hardin out of the shadows of obscurity into the light of recognition.

Published 3/16/2016

MESCH: Teacher of Civil War Generals (2015)

By: Robert Grandchamp Category: Book Reviews

Smith was a brave and brilliant tactician who earned brevets in Mexico and displayed great courage in his action at Fort Donelson.

Published 3/11/2016

How do we explain the continued endurance of the idea of black Confederates?

By: Katie Brackett Fialka Category: Behind the Lines

In this Behind the Lines interview, we talk with scholar Kevin Levin about where the phrase and idea of black Confederates came from and why it is so compelling for certain segments of the public. What would Confederates think about the notion of black Confederates? Why do these stories persist despite scanty evidence?

Published 3/9/2016

CANAVAN: Lincoln's Final Hours (2015)

By: Thomas A. Horrocks Category: Book Reviews

Rather than offering the usual, minute-by-minute movements of Booth and his fellow conspirators before and after the assassination, Canavan offers the reader a different story....

Published 3/8/2016

The Unintended Expert

By: Jenny Johnston Category: Articles

How a chance encounter led Garry Adelman to a second career in Civil War history...