Author Archives: Bobby Novak

“Guilty Party:” Bessie Sulers and Schuylkill Arsenal Outwork

In John Billings’ famous Hardtack and Coffee, he references the ritual that nearly every man in the various Federal armies participated in with the opening of the spring campaign: “At the first start from camp, many men would burden themselves … Continue reading

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Question of the Week 7/27-8/2

All of us began studying the American Civil War for a variety of different reasons. Your reason could be as monumental as being related to one of the key figures of the war or as simple as finding a bullet … Continue reading

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