New to the Civil War Memory Library, 09/08

John A. Casey Jr., New Men: Reconstructing the Image of the Veteran in Late-Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture (Fordham University Press, 2015). Kathleen DuVall, Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 08/13

All of these books – except the new biography of Dana, which is quite good – are connected to my ongoing research project on Silas Chandler. Jeffrey Amestoy, Slavish Shore: […]

The United States Army’s “Finest Hour”

This is a decidedly unremarkable educational video on the American Civil War until the 5:05 mark. At that point, Colonel Ty Seidule, Professor of History at the United States Military […]

Getting to Know the Army of Tennessee

My knowledge of the Confederate army is confined mainly to the Army of Northern Virginia. As I sketch out my cultural biography of Silas Chandler, however, I am running into […]