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Book Review: Imperfect Union: A Father’s Search for his Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg

Imperfect Union: A Father’s Search for his Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg By Chuck Raasch Stackpole Books, 2016, $24.95 (2021 paperback reprinting) Reviewed by Bert Dunkerly Author Chuck Raasch brings us a unique angle on Gettysburg, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Maps of the Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign

The Maps of the Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign: An Atlas of Mounted Operations from Brandy Station through Falling Waters, June 9-July 14, 1863 By Bradley M. Gottfried Savas Beatie, 2020, $34.95 hardcover. Reviewed by Zachery A. Fry Seasoned followers … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Greatest Escape

The Greatest Escape: A True Civil War Adventure By Douglas Miller Lyons Press, 2016, $26.95 hardcover Reviewed by Doug Crenshaw Of the thousands of Federal officers who were imprisoned in Richmond’s notorious Libby prison, 109 made a daring attempt to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Impulse of Victory

The Impulse of Victory: Ulysses S. Grant at Chattanooga By David A. Powell Southern Illinois University Press, 2020, $19.95 hardback Reviewed by Sean Michael Chick Every Civil War battle has its share of controversies, from the smaller ones like Belmont … Continue reading

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Book Review: Storming Vicksburg

Storming Vicksburg: Grant, Pemberton, and the Battles of May 19-22, 1863 By Earl J. Hess University of North Carolina Press, 2020, $40.00 hardback Reviewed by Sean Michael Chick In 2020 Earl J. Hess and Timothy B. Smith, two of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Enduring Lost Cause

The Enduring Lost Cause: Afterlives of a Redeemer Nation Edited by Edward R. Crowther University of Tennessee Press, 2020, $70 hardcover Reviewed by Stephen Davis Just like The Dude in the Coen Brothers film, the Lost Cause abides. Edward Crowther … Continue reading

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Book Review: Kill Jeff Davis: The Union Raid on Richmond, 1864

Kill Jeff Davis: The Union Raid on Richmond, 1864 By Bruce M. Venter University of Oklahoma Press, 2016 $23.99 hardcover Reviewed by Doug Crenshaw Judson Kilpatrick’s 1864 raid on Richmond is often overlooked by those who study the war in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Confederate Citadel

Confederate Citadel: Richmond and Its People at War By Mary A. DeCredico University Press of Kentucky, 2020, $50 hardcover Reviewed by Stephen Davis The bookshelf devoted to the Confederate capital is a considerable one, beginning with Sallie Putnam’s Richmond During … Continue reading

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Book Review: Courage Above All Things: General John Ellis Wool and the U.S. Military, 1812—1863

Courage Above All Things: General John Ellis Wool and the U.S. Military, 1812—1863 By Harwood P. Hinton Hinton and Jerry Thompson University of Oklahoma Press, 2020, $45.00 hardcover Reviewed by David T. Dixon Like many historical figures who were prominent … Continue reading

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Book Review: Writing War and Reunion

Writing War and Reunion:  Selected Civil War and Reconstruction Newspaper Editorials by William Gilmore Simms Edited by Jeffery J. Rogers University of South Carolina Press, 2020, $59.99 hardcover Reviewed by Stephen Davis Thank goodness for the academy. Across the country, … Continue reading

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