Category Archives: Books & Authors

Remembering Ball’s Bluff

Today is the anniversary of the 1861 battle of Ball’s Bluff. A small affair by the standards established later in the war, the battle nonetheless had a magnified impact because it directly led to the establishment of the Joint Committee … Continue reading

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BookChat with Adam Petty, Author of The Battle of the Wilderness in Myth and Memory

I was pleased to spend some time recently with a new book by historian Adam Petty, The Battle of the Wilderness in Myth and Memory (LSU Press, 2019). I reviewed the booked for the spring 2020 edition of Louisiana State … Continue reading

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Communing with the Past: An Interview with Gary Milligan

Gary Milligan is one of those good guys in our hobby/avocation/obsession. Just a pleasure to get to know, filled with good stories, and always willing to share his knowledge and experiences. Several times this year I’ve gone to Gary, hat … Continue reading

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BookChat with Sam Hood, author of Patriots Twice

I was pleased to spend some time recently with a new book by Stephen “Sam” Hood, Patriots Twice: Former Confederates and the Building of America after the Civil War, a new release from Savas Beatie (click here for details). CM: … Continue reading

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Free ECW Podcast: “Radical Warrior”

Emerging Civil War’s David Dixon talks about his new Augustus Willich biography, Radical Warrior in the newest free podcast! Click here to listen and enjoy the details about this new study on the Union general. (You can also read about … Continue reading

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New from the “Engaging the Civil War” Series: Imagining Wild Bill

It’s always exciting when a new book arrives from the printer, but right now, it’s especially exciting. Since the onset of COVID, our Emerging Civil War books have been racked up like airplanes circling O’Hare Airport waiting out a Christmas … Continue reading

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Home Libraries: Concluding The Saga

It’s been a couple weeks of going (virtually) from home to home and browsing the bookshelves. As the the series wraps up, we’ve compiled a list of all the posts for the blog collection. Sending a big thank you to … Continue reading

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Home Libraries: There’s A Method To The Madness

I’ve always been particular about how my books are organized. In fact, when I was about 12 and had about 12 Civil War books, those slim volumes stacked in a very precise order on the file cabinets that sat beside … Continue reading

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Home Libraries: A Cat To Complete The Collection

No library is complete without a cat… My home library boasts about 1500 volumes. About half of that is Civil War books. Unfortunately, as my collections has grown the burden has been moving it many times. I am certain some … Continue reading

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Home Libraries: Across Time and Place

I have loved reading from an early age, and as I get older reading has become the main thing that I do to relax and fill my free time. I started out reading sports biographies, and the discovered Stephen King … Continue reading

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