Review of Smith’s Race and Recruitment

Here is my review of Race and Recruitment: Civil War History Readers, which was just published at The Civil War Monitor. In recognition of Civil War History‘s 60th anniversary, the […]

What the Yankees Did To Who?

While in Gettysburg I picked up Stephen Davis’s most recent book, What the Yankees Did to Us: Sherman’s Bombardment and Wrecking of Atlanta (Mercer University Press, 2012). The book has […]

Scrapping Gettysburg’s Virginia Memorial

Jen Murray’s new book, On a Great Battlefield: The Making, Management, and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933-2012, is full of surprises. Yesterday I shared a paragraph from Jen’s […]

New To the Civil War Memory Library, 06/26

Congratulations to my friend, Jennifer Murray, who just published her first book, On a Great Battlefield: The Making, Management, and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933-2013, (University of Tennessee […]

Civil War Institute, 2014

Back in Boston after 5 days at Gettysburg College’s Civil War Institute. I am exhausted and recharged. All of my presentations went well and I heard some wonderful talks, a […]

Gettysburg Bound

After three straight days of end-of-the-year faculty meetings I am very much looking forward to a long and quiet drive tomorrow morning to the annual Civil War Institute at Gettysburg […]

Soldiering the Army of Northern Virginia

Here is a fairly recent interview with Joe Glatthaar about his latest book, Soldiering in the Army of Northern Virginia: A Statistical Portrait of the Troops Who Served under Robert […]

Confederate Defeat and the Lost Cause

Not much going on today, but I did want to pass on a short video produced by the Florida Humanities Council that explores Confederate defeat and the evolution of the […]

Recently Published Civil War Books in 2002

Al Mackey has been posting old CSPAN videos of various Civil War events some of which are quite interesting. I perused the CSPAN archives and came across this session from […]