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

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

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

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Latest Posts

  • COOLING: Jubal Early (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 1/28/2015 Author: Scott L. Mingus, Sr.  | 

    Benjamin Cooling's new book is a worthwhile read for anyone seeking an overview of the famed Confederate general and postwar apologist. Entertaining, well written, and fast-paced, it will leave inquisitive readers wanting to explore the many primary and secondary sources the author presents in his extensive bibliography.

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  • An Interview with Peter Carmichael (2015)

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 1/23/2015 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our conversation with Peter Carmichael, the Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. In this interview, Dr. Carmichael touches on some of the events and speakers at this year's 2015 Civil War Institute in June. In addition, he also addresses some of the recent controversy over the state of Civil War military history. To read more on the Gettysburg Compiler, visit http:/...

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  • SUMMERS: The Ordeal of the Reunion (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 1/21/2015 Author: Allen C. Guelzo | 

    Summers has produced a compelling and forcefully-drawn overview of Reconstruction. [He] is not blind to Reconstruction's failures, but he is kinder to them than the Marxists without lapsing into the fevered distaste of the Dunning school.

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  • An Interview with Barton Myers

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 1/16/2015 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our conversation with Dr. Barton Myers, an Assistant Professor of history at Washington and Lee University and the author of "Rebels Against the Confederacy: North Carolina's Unionists." In this interview, Dr. Myers discusses the reasoning behind his selection of North Carolina for the study, the promises and perils of source material when examining Unionists in the South, and irregular violence...

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  • MURRAY: On a Great Battlefield (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 1/14/2015 Author: Joan M. Zenzen | 

    [T]he history of Gettysburg National Military Park shines through as a telling example of why visitors need to pay heed to a park's preservation history, not just its military battles.

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  • An Interview with Don Doyle

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 1/9/2015 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our conversation with Don Doyle, the McCausland Professor of History at the University of South Carolina and the recent author of "The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War," published by Basic Books. In this interview, Dr. Doyle discusses the power of "public diplomacy" in Europe and Latin America during the American Civil War and the power wielded by Giuseppe ...

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  • GWYNNE: Rebel Yell (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 1/7/2015 Author: A. Wilson Greene | 

    Stonewall Jackson emerges as the aggressive, quirky, beloved officer that we have come to know from most previous biographies.

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The Bookshelf

Jubal Early (2014)

Author: Benjamin Franklin Cooling III

Reviewed by: Scott L. Mingus, Sr.

The Ordeal of the Reunion (2014)

Reviewed by: Allen C. Guelzo

On a Great Battlefield (2014)

Author: Jennifer M. Murray

Reviewed by: Joan M. Zenzen

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