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Published 9/15/2021

STEINER: Lincoln and Citizenship (2021)

By: Paul Quigley Category: Book Reviews

"Lincoln and Citizenship" is a terrific addition to the Concise Lincoln Library series from Southern Illinois University Press.

Published 9/13/2021

Extra Voices: Nicknames

By: The Civil War Monitor Category: Articles

In the Voices section of the Fall 2021 issue of The Civil War Monitor we highlighted quotes by Union and Confederate soldiers about nicknames. Unfortunately, we didn't have room to include all that we found. Below are those that just missed the cut.

Published 9/8/2021

REEVES: A Fire in the Wilderness (2021)

By: Jeffry D. Wert Category: Book Reviews

John Reeves' "A Fire in the Wilderness" captures well the horrors of the combat.

Published 9/1/2021

BYRD: A Holy Baptism of Fire & Blood (2021)

By: Caleb W. Southern Category: Book Reviews

James P. Byrd's "A Holy Baptism of Fire & Blood" raises important questions about the Bible's place in the Civil War era.

Published 8/27/2021

Voices From the Army of Northern Virginia, Part 2

By: Gary W. Gallagher Category: Articles

Artillerists created an invaluable body of evidence relating to the Army of Northern Virginia. Though they made up only about 7.5 percent of the army’s strength, they figured prominently in almost every battle and decisively in a few.

Published 8/25/2021

HUGHES: Unlike Anything That Ever Floated (2021)

By: J. Ross Dancy Category: Book Reviews

Dwight Hughes' "Unlike Anything That Ever Floated" supplies an engaging narrative that is not short on technical detail.

Published 8/18/2021

GOSSE: The First Reconstruction (2021)

By: Lucien Holness Category: Book Reviews

Van Gosse's "The First Reconstruction" is an important work that provides a new interpretation of the politics of the early republic.

Published 8/11/2021

STANLEY: Grand Army of Labor (2021)

By: David A. Zonderman Category: Book Reviews

Matthew E. Stanley's "Grand Army of Labor" explores how the war's echoes both strengthened and constrained the labor movement.

Published 8/4/2021

DRETSKE: The Bonds of War (2021)

By: Damian Shiels Category: Book Reviews

"The Bonds of War" represents a significant addition to the literature on immigrants in United States service....