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Published 11/14/2018

WERT: Civil War Barons (2018)

By: Cecily Zander Category: Book Reviews

Wert's skill in weaving together historical argument and satisfying narrative are on full display...

Published 11/12/2018

"A Lady of Excellent Worth"

By: Melvin Grigsby Category: In the First Person

Nearly twenty years after the end of the Civil War, Union army veteran Melvin Grigsby traveled south in hopes of locating the local woman who had aided him and other northern soldiers held at Castle Morgan prison in Cahaba, Alabama. As the following account, gleaned from Grigsby's postwar memoir, The Smoked Yank, explains, the old soldier found the woman, Amanda Gardner, living with her daughter...

Published 11/7/2018

ULLRICH & CRAIG: General E.A. Paine in Western Kentucky (2018)

By: Jacob A. Glover Category: Book Reviews

...a notable effort to raise the eponymous Union officer from [the] realm of 'folklore and myth.'

Published 10/31/2018

LANG: In The Wake of War (2017)

By: Justin Behrend Category: Book Reviews

Lang's deeply researched account...is relevant for understanding not just the Civil War, but war in our own time.

Published 10/24/2018

WHITE: New Bern and the Civil War (2018)

By: Stephen Edwards Category: Book Reviews

The Union occupation of New Bern began in early 1862, when Major General Ambrose Burnside captured the river port.

Published 10/19/2018

Currier and Ives on Lincoln

By: The Civil War Monitor Category: Photo Essays

During the Civil War, the prominent lithography firm Currier and Ives produced inexpensive prints of the conflict and its participants based on original drawings by some of the country’s leading artists.

Published 10/17/2018

BLIGHT: Frederick Douglass (2018)

By: Hilary Green Category: Book Reviews

This biography is an essential text that will shape academic scholarship...and perhaps even inspire a Broadway musical.

Published 10/12/2018

Jackson the Magician

By: Mark Grimsley Category: American Iliad

Understanding the myth surrounding the man known as "Stonewall" ...

Published 10/10/2018

CROON (ed.): The War Outside My Window (2018)

By: Anya Jabour Category: Book Reviews

LeRoy's diary charts both his own painful physical disintegration and death and the Confederacy's equally tortuous path to destruction and defeat.

Published 10/8/2018

Interview: Animatronic Lincoln at Lincoln Memorial Shrine

By: Zethyn McKinley Category: Interviews

“Reflections of the Face of Lincoln,” a new exhibit that features an impressive animatronic bust of the 16th president, recently opened at the Lincoln Memorial Shrine in Redlands, California.