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Published 10/26/2016

BYRD: Confederate Sharpshooter Major William E. Simmons (2016)

By: David Schieffler Category: Book Reviews

...a well-written book that recounts the operational details of an accomplished Confederate battalion and the exploits of one of its leaders.

Published 10/19/2016

PETERSON: Confederate Cabinet Departments and Secretaries (2016)

By: C. Michael Harrington Category: Book Reviews

This is the first book in more than 70 years to provide an overview of the six departments of the executive branch of the Confederate government, as well as sketches of the men who headed each department.

Published 10/12/2016

MORGANS: Grenville Mellen Dodge in the Civil War (2016)

By: Robert Grandchamp Category: Book Reviews

Morgans...presents a brief biography of one of the all but forgotten players who made victory for the Union possible.

Published 10/5/2016

BRENNEMAN, BOARDMAN & DOWLING: The Gettysburg Cyclorama (2015)

By: Tyler Sperrazza Category: Book Reviews

This book serves as a "myth-buster," a historical reference, and a key to the newly restored Cyclorama at the Gettysburg National Military Park.

Published 9/28/2016

GALLAGHER & WAUGH: The American War (2015)

By: Jonathan A. Noyalas Category: Book Reviews

While individuals with a general interest in the Civil War era would certainly benefit from reading this book, those who teach Civil War era history will find this book a useful foundation upon which to build a course.

Published 9/21/2016

BARRINGER: Fighting for General Lee (2016)

By: Jonathan M. Steplyk Category: Book Reviews

Rufus Barringer's fighting took place on the fringes of the armies, in often unsung skirmishes and campaigns.

Published 9/15/2016

How 'bout them apples

By: Civil War Monitor Category: From the Archives

Autumn is almost here and so are apples. Below is an apple pie recipe from the Civil War era to help you enjoy the season.

Published 9/15/2016

The Water War

By: Civil War Monitor Category: Photo Essays

Vastly smaller than the forces that fought the Civil War on land, the Union and Confederate navies have long been overlooked by history, their members’ actions, sacrifices, and the significance of their service generally underappreciated in the years since the guns fell silent. During the war, however, the clashes of the navies captivated the country in much the same way as did the epic battles...

Published 9/15/2016

Extra Dossier: Stonewall Jackson

By: Civil War Monitor Category: Analysis

For the Dossier section of the fall 2016 issue of The Civil War Monitor, we asked a panel of 20 Civil War historians a series of questions about Confederate general Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, from what they most admired about the famed commander to their favorite book about him. Due to space constraints, we weren't able to include any of the answers to our final question for the panel, "If ...

Published 9/14/2016

GRAMM: Sharpsburg (2015)

By: Chris Mackowski Category: Book Reviews

Creative writers can comment on history in ways that historians never can; they can reveal truths about history that historians can never expose.