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    From our Spring 2016 issue ... How a chance encounter led Garry Adelman to a second career in Civil War history

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    Read an excerpt from our exclusive interview with author Tony Horwtiz on the recent Confederate flag backlash.

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    Alexander Gardner's haunting images of some of the casualties from the bloodiest single day of combat in American history

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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

  • PETERSON: Confederate Cabinet Departments and Secretaries (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 10/19/2016 Author: C. Michael Harrington | 

    This is the first book in more than 70 years to provide an overview of the six departments of the executive branch of the Confederate government, as well as sketches of the men who headed each department.

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  • MORGANS: Grenville Mellen Dodge in the Civil War (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 10/12/2016 Author: Robert Grandchamp | 

    Morgans...presents a brief biography of one of the all but forgotten players who made victory for the Union possible.

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  • BRENNEMAN, BOARDMAN & DOWLING: The Gettysburg Cyclorama (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 10/5/2016 Author: Tyler Sperrazza  | 

    This book serves as a "myth-buster," a historical reference, and a key to the newly restored Cyclorama at the Gettysburg National Military Park.

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  • GALLAGHER & WAUGH: The American War (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 9/28/2016 Author: Jonathan A. Noyalas | 

    While individuals with a general interest in the Civil War era would certainly benefit from reading this book, those who teach Civil War era history will find this book a useful foundation upon which to build a course.

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  • BARRINGER: Fighting for General Lee (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 9/21/2016 Author: Jonathan M. Steplyk | 

    Rufus Barringer's fighting took place on the fringes of the armies, in often unsung skirmishes and campaigns.

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  • How 'bout them apples

    Category: From the Archives Posted: 9/15/2016

    Autumn is almost here and so are apples. Below is an apple pie recipe from the Civil War era to help you enjoy the season.

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  • Extra Dossier: Stonewall Jackson

    Category: Analysis Posted: 9/15/2016

    For the Dossier section of the fall 2016 issue of The Civil War Monitor, we asked a panel of 20 Civil War historians a series of questions about Confederate general Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, from what they most admired about the famed commander to their favorite book about him. Due to space constraints, we weren't able to include any of the answers to our final question for the panel, "If ...

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The Bookshelf

Confederate Cabinet Departments and Secretaries (2016)

Author: Dennis L. Peterson

Reviewed by: C. Michael Harrington

Grenville Melen Dodge in the Civil War (2016)

Author: James Patrick Morgans

Reviewed by: Robert Grandchamp

The Gettysburg Cyclorama (2015)

Author: Chris Brenneman

Author: Sue Boardman

Reviewed by: Tyler Sperrazza


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