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Although not one of the presidents typically associated with Presidents Day, here are a couple of quick snapshots from a weekend visit to Ulysses S. Grant’s burial site in New York City.
On a recent trip to the Fredericksburg area, I passed through the Wilderness Battlefield. I have a few upcoming talks on the battle and the wounding of James Longstreet, so I took the time to explore some areas of the … Continue reading
My #1 pick for Civil War books we should all have on our bookshelves is Bruce Catton’s trilogy The Army of the Potomac. This classic, first published in 1953, contains the books Mr. Lincoln’s Army, Glory Road, and A Stillness … Continue reading
Eastern Theater versus Western Theater: Where the Civil War Was Won and Lost, In History and Memory…Part 8
Part eight in a series. Southern postwar writings were also particularly influential in how they helped to shape the nation’s collective understanding of the war and its meaning. In the south Confederate Veteran Magazine was very popular among historians and … Continue reading