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Published 10/18/2023

HIPPENSTEEL: Sand, Science, and the Civil War (2023)

By: Jeremy Knoll Category: Book Reviews

In "Sand, Science, and the Civil War," Scott Hippensteel addresses the geological factors that shaped virtually every facet of the conflict.

Published 10/11/2023

SHEA: Union General (2023)

By: Evan C. Rothera Category: Book Reviews

William L. Shea's "Union General" is a sympathetic biography of an important U.S. general whose embrace of emancipation earned him enemies.

Published 10/6/2023

Lincoln Prize Lecture 2023

By: The Civil War Monitor Category: Articles

On October 26, 2023, The American Civil War Museum (ACWM), in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History, will host its first annual Lincoln Prize Lecture, where guests will hear from the winner of this year’s Lincoln Prize, which was awarded at a ceremony in New York City on April 11, 2023.

Published 10/4/2023

WILSON: The Southern Way of Life (2023)

By: Corey J. Markum Category: Book Reviews

Charles Reagan Wilson pours a career's worth of research, observation, and expertise into "The Southern Way of Life."

Published 9/27/2023

FREDETTE: Heartsick and Astonished (2023)

By: Jonathan A. Noyalas Category: Book Reviews

Fredette's "Heartsick and Astonished" contains important insights into the home lives of ordinary individuals caught up in one of the nation's most extraordinary moments.

Published 9/25/2023

Voices From the Army of Northern Virginia, Part 8

By: Gary W. Gallagher Category: Articles

Putting this series together has been enjoyable but also frustrating. None of the retrospective literature created by soldiers in the ranks made the cut, including classics such as Carlton McCarthy’s Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861–1865 (1882) and John O. Casler’s Four Years in the Stonewall Brigade (1893). But so it goes with efforts such as mine...

Published 9/20/2023

HARRIS: Lincoln Illuminated and Remembered (2023)

By: Brian Matthew Jordan Category: Book Reviews

Across a career spanning nearly six decades, historian William C. Harris has produced important books on virtually every facet of the sixteenth president’s life.

Published 9/15/2023

Hints to Soldiers

By: The Civil War Monitor Category: Photo Essays

The Soldier in Our Civil War, a multi-volume work about the Civil War published in 1893, showcases many of the illustrations that appeared during the conflict in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Collectively, the editors boasted that these visuals would impact both young readers and old—especially former soliders, who they insisted "will turn these pages and be vividly reminded of a...

Published 9/13/2023

OWENS: Consent in the Presence of Force (2023)

By: Evan C. Rothera Category: Book Reviews

Emily Owens's "Consent in the Presence of Force" offers both a cultural history of violence in the antebellum U.S. South and an intellectual history of Black women’s survival.

Published 9/6/2023

ROGER HEPBURN (ed.): Private No More (2023)

By: George C. Rable Category: Book Reviews

Sharon A. Roger Hepburn has undertaken an extremely challenging task and performed it superbly in "Private No More."