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Book Review: “Wild Wolf: The Great Civil War Rivalry, Colonel Frank Wolford”

The history of the Civil War is filled with larger-than-life figures who for four years were at the center of the great national drama. Their fight has filled thousands of books, and will, without a doubt, fill thousands more, but … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Chickamauga Campaign—Glory or the Grave: The Breakthrough, the Union Collapse, and the Defense of Horseshoe Ridge, September 20, 1863”

For three days in September, 1863 in northern Georgia two armies clashed in a brutal slugfest. The Battle of Chickamauga between William S. Rosecrans’ Army of the Cumberland and Braxton Bragg’s Army of Tennessee left in excess of 30,000 casualties, … Continue reading

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Stonewall vs. Stonewall vs. Stonewall: Such Books as These!

Does the world need another Stonewall Jackson biography? Of course, the world will read another Stonewall Jackson biography. There are thousands of people just like me who can’t get enough of old Jack. But that’s not what I’m asking here…. … Continue reading

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Top 15 Posts of 2013—Number 2: Review of John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General by Stephen M. Hood

Newton’s second law of motion, roughly paraphrased, informs us that “an object at rest stays at rest, while an object in motion stays in motion, unless acted upon by an outside force.”  This law of physics encapsulates Stephen M. Hood’s … Continue reading

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Review of John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General by Stephen M. Hood

Newton’s second law of motion, roughly paraphrased, informs us that “an object at rest stays at rest, while an object in motion stays in motion, unless acted upon by an outside force.”  This law of physics encapsulates Stephen M. Hood’s … Continue reading

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Review—The Long Road to Antietam: How the Civil War Became a Revolution

Richard Slotkin. The Long Road to Antietam: How the Civil War Became a Revolution. Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2012. 478 pages, maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, chronology. ISBN 978-0-87140-411-4. $32.95 Richard Slotkin’s new history on the Antietam Campaign, The Long Road to Antietam, … Continue reading

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Unholy Sabbath

Unholy Sabbath: The Battle of South Mountain in History and Memory, September 14, 1862 by Brian Matthew Jordan Savas Beatie, 2012. Pp. XI, 388. ISBN 978-1-61121-088-0. Hardcover $32.95. On September 14, 1862, the Union Army of the Potomac defeated the Confederate … Continue reading

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