• GORDON: A Broken Regiment (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 5/27/2015 Author: Peter C. Vermilyea | 

    Gordon depicts the regiment as a projection of its community, establishing the connection between the home front and the front lines through the use of a wide array of soldier and civilian letters and diaries, newspapers, and military service records.

  • ROBISON: Confederates in Montana Territory (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 5/20/2015 Author: David C. Williard | 

    Historians and general audiences have minimized the immense appeal of the American West to former Confederate soldiers, for whom a familiar language, easily obtainable land, and the opportunity to reclaim masculine respect by braving the frontier's rugged conditions had much to offer.

  • HARRIS: Across the Bloody Chasm (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 5/20/2015 Author: Krista Kinslow | 

    Reunion was possible, as the nation was re-forged, but the men who fought the war did not forget the conflict and its meanings.

  • HORN: The Man Who Would Not Be Washington (2015)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 5/13/2015 Author: Allen C. Guelzo | 

    Horn provides us with a palpable sense of having met the man who, for all his delicate charm, remained by his own admission "not very accessible."

  • GIESBERG (ed.): Emilie Davis's Civil War (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 5/6/2015 Author: Tyler Sperrazza | 

    The most important contribution of this project is its potential to enrich our understanding of free black communities in the North during the Civil War. Davis' writings provide a unique perspective on the activities of teachers and students at the Institute for Colored Youth, the proceedings of various African American organizations like the Ladies Union Association, and the complex racial issues...

  • McKENNA: From Vicksburg to Cedar Creek (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/29/2015 Author: Ryan Keating | 

    Regimental histories can provide important insight to the nuanced and multifaceted experiences of Civil War soldiers.

  • 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...

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