Last Minute Assignment at the Southern

So, just as I was finishing packing for my trip to Louisville tomorrow when I received a phone call asking me to moderate a panel on Saturday morning.  I will […]

Richard Slotkin’s Crater

The following review of Richard Slotkin’s new book, No Quarter: The Battle of the Crater, 1864 is now available in the latest edition of Civil War Book Review. With the […]

Civil War Memory Turns Four

The following post originally appeared on December 12, 2005 Being Ed Ayers In the most recent issue of North and South there is a very interesting exchange between Ed Ayers […]

Acquisitions 11/02/09

Here is the latest in recent acquisitions. On Thursday I head to Louisville, Kentucky for the annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association.  No doubt, I will end up lugging […]

A Blistering Review

Like many of you I’ve read John Keegan’s Face of Battle (1976) and can appreciate the contribution it made to the historiography of military history and its influence on countless […]

Jim Limber Kidnapped and Brought to Beauvoir

It looks like Gary Casteel’s statue of Jefferson Davis holding hands with his biological son and “adopted” son, Jim Limber, has found a new home at Beauvoir.  You may remember […]

Is Civil War News Reporting the News?

Update: Eric Jacabson reports that no service records can be found for the Tennessee men listed below.  Can’t say that I am surprised. Well, I guess if that simply means […]