A Worthy Death: A Review of Death and the Civil War

After writing two short posts about American Experience’s Death and the Civil War I decided to write up something a bit more comprehensive for the Atlantic.  You can read it here in its entirety. In his interview with Harvard president and historian Drew G. Faust about American Experience‘s new documentary Death and the Civil War,…

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SHPG Reviews My Crater Book

I knew it was just a matter of time before the good folks at the Southern Heritage Preservation Group got around to commenting on my new book on the battle of the Crater.  They don’t disappoint. Now you would think that the confidence with which Gary Adams asserts that the quote in question is not…

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Remembering Antietam’s Dead

One of the features of American Experience’s documentary Death and the Civil War that I really like is its emphasis on the lingering bitterness over how to commemorate the Civil War dead.  Although the film says nothing about the significance of Lincoln’s death it does explore the decision by the federal government to re-inter only…

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