The latest issue of the journal Civil War History arrived yesterday and includes the participants of the 2005 Society of Civil War Historians panel at the Southern Historical Association. The panel, which was made up of Ken Noe, George Rable, and Carol Reardon, explored the process and challenges of writing military history. I am making my way through it and will no doubt be the subject of future posts. The only full-length article is by M. Keith Harris, titled "Slavery Emancipation, and Veterans of the Union Cause: Commemorating Freedom in the Era of Reconciliation, 1885-1915." Keith is a graduate student at the University of Virginia and this article is drawn from his dissertation.