• LONGACRE: The Early Morning of War (2014)Read More

    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.

  • OLLER: American Queen (2014)Read More

    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.

  • LEES & GASKE: Recalling Deeds Immortal (2014)Read More

    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.

  • An Interview with Brian Craig Miller (2015)Read More

    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...

  • STEERS: Lincoln's Assassination (2014)Read More

    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.

  • ALFORD: Fortune's Fool (2015)Read More

    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.

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

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

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

  • MORIARTY: A Fine Body of Men (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/1/2015 Author: David A. Powell | 

    Writing the regimental history of a Civil War unit can be a challenge. Writing a company history, however, takes that challenge to a new level.

  • PARSON: Work for Giants (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/1/2015 Author: Jonathan M. Steplyk | 

    The book stands out as a model work of well-written, well-researched military history. Parson takes readers through the Tupelo Campaign's inception, conduct, and execution with a thorough study of the battles and skirmishes, and concludes with an authoritative analysis of the results and how participants and historians have remembered and argued over it.

  • MACKOWSKI & WHITE: That Furious Struggle (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 3/25/2015 Author: Joseph J. Cook | 

    Mackowski and White have produced an invaluable resource for the tourist of one of the Civil War's largest and most critical battles.

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