Category Archives: Civil War

Civil War Letters: Wife Writes of Missing Husband

Through out the years I have come across Civil War letters that I thought were excellent content wise, but just never fell in with the research I was doing. Therefore I want to start sharing these letters with you here, … Continue reading

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Deliver Us from This Cruel War: The Civil War Letters of Lieutenant Joseph J. Hoyle, 55th North Carolina Infantry

[Cross posted over at my other site, Soldier Studies.org] Deliver Us from This Cruel War: The Civil War Letters of Lieutenant Joseph J. Hoyle, 55th North Carolina Infantry Front Cover BY: Joseph J. Hoyle, Jeffrey M. Girvan Title: Deliver Us … Continue reading

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HBO’s upcoming documentary called WARTORN 1861-2010

Received some info from the good folks at HBO about their upcoming documentary called WARTORN 1861-2010 from executive producer James Gandolfini, which premieres this Veterans Day, November 11th at 9pm on HBO. Civil War doctors called it hysteria, melancholia and … Continue reading

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New Book Acquisitions

Numerous books have come my way, including several from McFarland which is always appreciated. Head Shot: The Science Behind the JFK Assassination Author: G. Paul Chambers Binding: Hardcover 260 pages (illustrations) ISBN: 978-1-61614-209-4 Author joins a crowded study area concerning … Continue reading

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Business card of Abraham Lincoln

Is this real or not and was it published by Lincoln? UPDATE: It is not by Lincoln and in fact the fake business card of Abraham Lincoln was “probably printed by the Democratic committee in 1864.” [Source]

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Civil War History Camp for Kids

Recently Elementary students in Virginia attendede the The Cedar Creek Battlefield Kids’ Civil War History Camp to learn about the daily lives of Civil War soldeirs, the battlefield, and some Civil War history. John Ortman brought his son to the … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Grand Design: Strategy and the U.S. Civil War

The Grand Design: Strategy and the U.S. Civil War Donald Stoker (Hardback, 512 pages) I’m going to go out on what should be a well occupied limb ready to break under the weight and say that Donald Stoker’s The Grand … Continue reading

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“A Savage Conflict” Wins Distinguished Book Prize from Military Historians

A Savage Conflict: The Decisive Role of Guerrillas in the American Civil War, By Daniel E. Sutherland From the News-wire: Newswise — Daniel E. Sutherland, professor of history at the University of Arkansas, has been awarded the Distinguished Book Prize … Continue reading

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A People at War: Civilians and Soldiers in America’s Civil War 1854-1877

A People at War Civilians and Soldiers in America’s Civil War Carol Sheriff and Scott Reynolds Nelson 384 pages; Paperback Editorial Review – Library Journal vol. 132 In a crowded field of books on the Civil War era, Nelson (Steel … Continue reading

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Civil War Land or Sea Torpedo?

Please post your comments if you have some useful input!! [Note Civil War soldiers referred to what we know as land mines as either "land torpedoes" or "sub-terra" shells or mines.] Fellow reader Drew Armstrong notified me of an “unknown … Continue reading

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