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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Death and Dying Without Much Meaning

A few months ago I received a preview copy of American Experience’s Death and the Civil War, which will air on PBS this week.  This weekend I finally had a chance to watch it through, which seems appropriate given that we are commemorating the 150th anniversary of the battle of Antietam.  I am not going…

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