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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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Latest Posts

  • LONGACRE: The Early Morning of War (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/22/2015 Author: Thaddeus Romansky | 

    ....a detailed chronicle and analysis not only of the events at Manassas Junction, but of those in the Shenandoah Valley as well.

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  • OLLER: American Queen (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/22/2015 Author: Catherine Clinton | 

    John Oller has delivered a book full of engaging detail and captivating characters to illuminate the career of Kate Chase Sprague.

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  • LEES & GASKE: Recalling Deeds Immortal (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/22/2015 Author: Irvin D.S. Winsboro | 

    For well over a century, Floridians have debated the role and memory of their state's local and national significance in the American Civil War.

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  • An Interview with Brian Craig Miller (2015)

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 4/17/2015 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our Conversation with Brian Craig Miller, an Associate Professor of history at Emporia State University and recent author of "Empty Sleeves: Amputation in the Civil War South," now out with the University of Georgia Press. In this conversation Dr. Miller tries to tackle and debunk some of the myths surrounding Civil War amputation. In addition, he also speaks to the lives of those forever altered...

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  • STEERS: Lincoln's Assassination (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/15/2015 Author: Leonne M. Hudson | 

    Although this is a concise volume, Steers' coverage of the activities of the conspirators before, during, and after the assassination of the chief occupant of the White House is thorough.

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  • ALFORD: Fortune's Fool (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/15/2015 Author: Thomas R. Turner | 

    [This book] its place as the essential Booth biography, which is indispensable reading for anyone wanting to fully understand the assassination and the actor who committed it.

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  • GRAHAM: The Coal River Valley in the Civil War (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/8/2015 Author: Luke Manget | 

    Graham has written a detailed account of an often overlooked episode in the war.

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The Bookshelf

The Early Morning of War (2014)

Author: Edward Longacre

Reviewed by: Thaddeus Romansky

American Queen (2014)

Author: John Oller

Reviewed by: Catherine Clinton

Recalling Deeds Immortal (2014)


Reviewed by: Irvin D.S. Winsboro


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