Tag Archives: Bell Wiley

The Ballad of Black Bess

[Editor’s Note: With all that’s happening about Confederate monuments these days, it’s all right to remember a time when monuments to Confederate heroes became a source of humor.] Robert E. Lee had Traveller and Stonewall Jackson his Little Sorrel. Bedford … Continue reading

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The Saltpetre Poems

Students and devotees of the great Emory Professor Bell I. Wiley are very familiar with The Bell Irvin Wiley Reader, edited by Hill Jordan, James I. Robertson, Jr., and J. H. Segars (LSU Press, 2001).   Researching for the book, Mr. … Continue reading

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Appreciating a Former Mentor

“Your principal weakness is your style.” So wrote my professor at Emory, Dr. Bell Wiley, in his critique of my paper for his Civil War class back in the fall of 1968. (I wrote on “Price’s Missouri Raid of 1864”; … Continue reading

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The ECW Symposium Welcomes Steve Davis

All of us at Emerging Civil War are excited to announce that we have filled our symposium line up. Our newest ECW author, Steve Davis, will be speaking at our Third Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge. Steve’s … Continue reading

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Pick #6 in the Top Ten: The Life of Billy Yank & The Life Of Johnny Reb by Bell I. Wiley

Part of a Series: Books Every Civil War Buff Ought to Own No Civil War bookshelf is complete without at least one (preferably both!) of these: The Life of Johnny Reb and The Life of Billy Yank. For anyone who … Continue reading

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