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  • "A One-Armed Jersey Son-of-a-Gun"
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  • Behind the Lines: James Marten

    Historian James Marten discusses "The Ubiquitous Mr. Tanner," his article in the current issue of The Civil War Monitor.

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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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  • Review: 12 Years a Slave

    Historian Jason Phillips offers his take on the Oscar-winning movie "12 Years a Slave," directed by Steve McQueen.

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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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  • RE Lee: Civil Rights Pioneer?

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

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Latest Posts

  • An Interview with Michael Adams

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 4/18/2014 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our conversation with Michael Adams, the Regents Professor of History Emeritus at Northern Kentucky University and author of "Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War," now out with Johns Hopkins University Press. In the interview, Dr. Adams details the wide ranging horrors of the Civil War from the trials of initial enlistment and camp diseases, to the perils of actually being on the march and...

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  • DORN: Challenges on the Emmaus Road (2013)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/16/2014 Author: George C. Rable | 

    Like many devout Americans, northern and southern Episcopalians seldom examined the cultural assumptions of their day with a critical eye. And though they did not exactly embrace civil religion, their often gentle faith failed to test the sectional pieties of the war years.

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  • An Interview with Michael Frost Beckner

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 4/15/2014 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our conversation with Michael Frost Beckner, the creator, writer, and executive producer of "To Appomattox," an exciting new miniseries event. In this interview, Beckner details the history of this project and its upcoming kickstarter campaign. Beckner also discusses the exciting members of the cast who have already signed on that will be familiar to fans of numerous television shows as well as...

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  • VARON: Appomattox (2013)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/9/2014 Author: Sarah Bowman | 

    Rather than emphasizing the finality of military defeat, Varon stresses the uncertainty of the days, weeks, and months after Appomattox. Following Lee's surrender, various groups mobilized memories in a bid to legitimize their visions of postwar Reconstruction.

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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:

Challenges on the Emmaus Road (2013)

Author: T. Felder Dorn

Reviewed by: George C. Rable

Appomattox (2013)

Author: Elizabeth Varon

Reviewed by: Sarah Bowman

William Lloyd Garrison and Giuseppe Mazzini (2013)

Author: Enrico Dal Lago

Reviewed by: Evan C. Rothera

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