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Earlier this month, the Civil War Trust, along with the National Park Foundation and HTR Foundation joined together to announce the protection of a portion of the Champion Hill battlefield, the largest battle of the Vicksburg Campaign. The announcement comes … Continue reading
Of the thousands of Civil War photographs, only several truly iconic images exist that specialists and non-specialists alike immediately recognize. One such image is the subject of today’s post: Timothy O’Sullivan’s “The Home of a Rebel Sharpshooter, Gettysburg.” The scene … Continue reading
Yellow Tavern is an engagement that continues to interest me. Although much of the battlefield has been obliterated by modern development, traces of it still remain and like many other battles, so do unanswered questions. The regimental alignment of Brig. … Continue reading
At Indiana University, most students joined one of two literary societies active on campus in the antebellum era. Literary societies were a nationwide extracurricular activity among college students at that time and were a way for students to “practice” for … Continue reading
In your opinion, what are the most famous last words uttered during the Civil War?
Our tax lady looked twice at a stack of receipts from Heather and asked the obvious questions, “What exactly is a cockade, and why are they a tax deduction?” I laughed and thought about it for a while.
About a month ago a friend of mine pointed me to an entry-level priced CDV of a veteran of the 100th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, my ancestor’s unit. I have spent quite a bit of time contemplating whether or not I … Continue reading
How do we teach and inspire the next generation to value history? It’s a question looming in the minds of many in the history field. Museums, National Parks, historical sites, and organizations are trying a variety of ways to engage … Continue reading
After the recent celebrations of Passover, Holy Week, and Easter… In your opinion, how did religious institutions/organizations positively and negatively affect the war?