Published 12/6/2023

HULBERT: Oracle of Lost Causes (2023)

By: Summer Perritt Category: Book Reviews

Matthew Hulbert's "Oracle of Lost Causes" is an entertaining and informative read that is pushing the field of Civil War history in new and exciting directions.

Published 11/29/2023

SILBER: Twelve Days (2023)

By: Gordon Berg Category: Book Reviews

Tony Silber's "Twelve Days" is a deeply researched, propulsive narrative of Washington, D.C., in April 1861.

Published 11/22/2023

GOODEN: The Governor's Pawns (2023)

By: Gordon Berg Category: Book Reviews

In "The Governor's Pawns," Randall Gooden opens a new perspective on the formation and early years of war-torn West Virginia.

Published 11/20/2023

Thanksgiving Day

By: The Civil War Monitor Category: Photo Essays

"It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of ...

Published 11/15/2023

WHITE: Shipwrecked (2023)

By: J. Matthew Ward Category: Book Reviews

Jonathan W. White offers an enthralling and deeply researched account of the astonishing career of Appleton Oaksmith, a Civil War era sea captain, slaver, and politician.

Published 11/8/2023

BRUNDAGE (ed.): A New History of the American South (2023)

By: Aaron David Hyams Category: Book Reviews

Fitzhugh Brundage's "A New History of the American South" delivers a sweeping synthesis and historiographical review of southern history.

Published 11/1/2023

STRALEY: A Constant Reminder to All (2022)

By: Brian Matthew Jordan Category: Book Reviews

How did a state born of Unionist loyalties come to revere one of Lee's lieutenants?