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  • Behind the Lens

    As common as Civil War photographs are today, the stories behind them are too often lost to history.

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  • The Death of Jim Jackson

    Why Union forces executed a notorious Confederate guerrilla--after he had taken the Oath of Allegiance to the Union.

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  • The Battle in Public

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

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  • What Killed Stonewall?

    An examination of the reasons why the legendary Confederate commander did not survive his Chancellorsville wounding.

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    A reassessment of the fabled postwar scene at Richmond's St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

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Latest Posts

  • MEIER: Nature's Civil War (2013)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 9/10/2014 Author: Kathleen Logothetis Thompson | 

    Battle, camp life, and long-term exposure each took their toll on soldiers and produced physical and mental ailments that threatened combat effectiveness.

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  • HAMLER: Civil War Woodworking (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 9/10/2014 Author: Ralph Jordan | 

    In this well written, prolifically illustrated book, master carpenter and re-enactor A.J. Hamler presents detailed and easy to follow instructions for assembling fourteen unique projects that replicate Civil War furnishings.

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  • KREYLING: A Late Encounter with the Civil War (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 9/3/2014 Author: Edward L. Ayers | 

    As the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War draws to a close, people are certain to reflect on the successes and failures of the last four years. We are fortunate that one of the first reflections comes from a leading literary scholar who brings fresh energy to topics that have become worn and familiar from frequent handling.

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  • VENET: A Changing Wind (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 8/27/2014 Author: Brian P. Luskey | 

    Grounded in a variety of compelling primary sources...this book encourages us to focus on how the southern middle class, urban development, and the war influenced and shaped each other.

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The Bookshelf

Check out The Bookshelf for in-depth reviews of the latest Civil War books. Our most recently reviewed titles include:

Nature's Civil War (2013)

Author: Kathryn Shively Meier

Reviewed by: Kathleen Logothetis Thompson

Civil War Woodworking (2014)

Author: A.J. Hamler

Reviewed by: Ralph Jordan

A Late Encounter with the Civil War (2014)

Author: Michael Kreyling

Reviewed by: Edward L. Ayers

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