William Mahone

Peer Review or An Exercise in Humility

This post originally appeared in December 2005, just one month into my blogging experiment.  I’ve enjoyed Eric Wittenberg’s excellent series of posts on his experience researching and publishing Civil War […]

Robert Austin Paul

This encyclopedia entry is slated for publication in the African-American National Biography series which is being edited by Henry L. Gates and Evelyn Higginbotham and published by Oxford University Press.  […]

John Elder’s Crater

This is probably the most famous painting of the Crater and it was completed in 1869 by John Elder. Elder was born in 1833 and studied under Daniel Huntington in […]