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Published 10/9/2019

HARROLD: American Abolitionism (2019)

By: Ashley Towle Category: Book Reviews

To what extent did the abolitionist movement bring about the end of slavery in the United States?

Published 10/7/2019

The Overland Campaign

By: Garry Adelman Category: Photo Essays

An illustrated look at the clashes between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee during the Overland Campaign

Published 10/4/2019

Which Way Did They Go?

By: The Civil War Monitor Category: Image of the Day

Duped soldiers and Quaker guns are the focus of Julian Scott's painting "Sold."

Published 10/2/2019

ENDRES & KURTZ (eds.): Soldiers of the Cross (2019)

By: Adam Tate Category: Book Reviews

Conyngham observed many chaplains at work...an important historical artifact.

Published 9/27/2019

A Hair-Raising Incident at Shiloh

By: The Civil War Monitor Category: Image of the Day

Frank Leslie’s Illustrated History of the Civil War, published in 1895, contained a broad collection of sketches that had appeared during the conflict in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. One of these (shown above) captured an unlikely incident that occurred during the Battle of Shiloh.

Published 9/25/2019

HUNT: Meade and Lee at Bristoe Station (2019)

By: Jeffry D. Wert Category: Book Reviews

...a very detailed account of this often-overlooked campaign.

Published 9/23/2019

A Triple Bereavement at Cairo

By: Mary Livermore Category: In the First Person

Shortly after the outbreak of the Civil War, Mary Livermore, a 40-year-old native of Boston, volunteered to work for the United States Sanitary Commission in hopes of being of assistance to the Union war effort. She soon became an agent at the organization's Chicago branch (where she would eventually be promoted to co-director), in which capacity she organized a variety of aid socities and...

Published 9/20/2019

Rock of Chickamauga

By: Mark Grimsley Category: American Iliad

In the American Iliad, the Civil War’s chief victors are well known: Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant and his partner in command, Major General William T. Sherman. Largely eclipsed by these two commanders is Major General George H. Thomas. Yet Thomas not only led one of the North’s main field armies, he was almost alone among Union generals in never losing a battle. If there is a third...

Published 9/18/2019

DAVIS: The Most Desperate Acts of Gallantry (2019)

By: Alexandre F. Calliot Category: Book Reviews

George Armstrong Custer is a heroic yet tragic figure in the pantheon of America's military past...

Published 9/11/2019

MERTZ: Attack at Daylight and Whip Them (2019)

By: John Daley Category: Book Reviews

Mertz and the Emerging Civil War Series have given us excellent history in guidebook format.