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Published 7/15/2020

WOODS: Arguing Until Doomsday (2020)

By: Caleb W. Southern Category: Book Reviews

"Arguing Until Doomsday" is one of the most engaging and accessible histories of the pre-Civil War Democratic Party to date.

Published 7/10/2020

The Greatest Bards: Part 2

By: Mark Grimsley Category: American Iliad

Part 2 of Mark Grimsley's examination of the Civil War's "Greatest Bards" concludes with a look at Bruce Catton.

Published 7/8/2020

WOODWORTH & GREAR (eds.): Vicksburg Besieged (2020)

By: Brian Matthew Jordan Category: Book Reviews

The contributors to "Vicksburg Besieged" supply welcome new perspectives on a pivotal moment in Civil War history.

Published 7/2/2020

Agenda: July 2020 Events

By: Zethyn McKinley, The Civil War Monitor Category: Articles

Looking for a Civil War event—virtual or in person—to attend in July? Here is a list of some very good options...

Published 7/1/2020

NELSON: The Three-Cornered War (2020)

By: Benjamin E. Park Category: Book Reviews

In "The Three-Cornered War," Megan Kate Nelson accomplishes the rare feat of providing a new perspective on the Civil War...

Published 6/24/2020

WOLZ: Grand Army Women (2020)

By: Brian Matthew Jordan Category: Book Reviews

Robert J. Wolz recalls the work of postwar northern women’s organizations in "Grand Army Women."

Published 6/17/2020

MINGUS & WINGERT: Targeted Tracks (2019)

By: Jason Tercha Category: Book Reviews

"Targeted Tracks" tells the Civil War story of the Cumberland Valley Railroad....

Published 6/15/2020

Extra Voices: Camp Sports

By: The Civil War Monitor Category: Articles

A collection of quotes by Union and Confederate soldiers about the various sports they played in camp.

Published 6/12/2020

History’s "Grant" Considered

By: Brooks D. Simpson Category: Analysis

Ulysses S. Grant scholar Brooks D. Simpson reviews History Channel's recent series, "Grant."