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Published 1/16/2019

BURLINGAME (ed.): Sixteenth President-in-Waiting (2018)

By: Evan C. Rothera Category: Book Reviews

Villard's newspaper dispatches are a rich resource for students of the Secession Winter.

Published 1/9/2019

GOTTFRIED: The Maps of Fredericksburg (2018)

By: Zachery A. Fry Category: Book Reviews

A top-notch operational study that benefits from Gottfried's judicious insights and experience as a military historian.

Published 1/2/2019

TETERS: Practical Liberators (2018)

By: Clayton Butler Category: Book Reviews

Teters parses and explains well the complexity of how emancipation played out on the ground, making his book a valuable contribution to the literature.

Published 12/31/2018

New Year's Eve in Camp

By: William Thompson Lusk Category: In the First Person

On New Year's Eve 1862, 24-year-old William Thompson Lusk, a captain in the 79th New York Infantry—a regiment known as the "Highlanders" for its predominently Scottish-American makeup—penned the following letter to his sister Lillie at the family home in Connecticut. In his ambivalence about the year gone by and the one to come, Lusk was not unlike countless thousands of other Civil War...

Published 12/26/2018

SAUERS: The National Tribune Civil War Index (2018)

By: Brian Matthew Jordan Category: Book Reviews

...immediately takes its place on the short shelf of indispensable Civl War reference works.

Published 12/19/2018

WILLIAMS & KUTZLER (eds.): Prison Pens (2018)

By: Angela M. Riotto Category: Book Reviews

[R]eveals how two members of the Civil War generation struggled with imprisonment...including that which did not take place behind prison walls.

Published 12/17/2018

Emancipation on Stage

By: Megan Kate Nelson Category: Stereoscope

One weekend last October, my husband and I drove several hours to Portland, Maine, to see a play about lawyer and Civil War general Benjamin Franklin Butler. The stage was stacked with moving boxes, a rolled-up rug, several pieces of unhung artwork, and a large desk piled with papers. Brickwork archways soared overhead, bolstering the stage roof. Ben Butler, by playwright Richard Strand and staged...

Published 12/12/2018

ROBERTS (ed.): 'This Infernal War' (2018)

By: George C. Rable Category: Book Reviews

Editor Timothy Roberts deserves high marks...makes for good reading, and researchers will find it equally rewarding.

Published 12/9/2018

The Best Civil War Books of 2018

By: The Civil War Monitor Category: Articles

With the help of a handful of Civil War historians and enthusiasts, here is our compilation of their favorite Civil War books published in 2018.

Published 12/5/2018

MITCHAM: Vicksburg (2018)

By: Keith Altavilla Category: Book Reviews

Vicksburg ... is a book for popular audiences ... particularly those seeking a perspective more sympathetic to the Confederates.