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ECW’s May 2018 Newsletter Now Available

ECW’s May 2018 newsletter is now available. In this month’s issue: Editor-in-Chief Chris Mackowski offers a summer challenge for students of the war We announce a new collaboration with Civil War News Eric Wittenberg answers our “10 Questions” We share … Continue reading

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Review: On to Petersburg by Gordon Rhea

Back in September, I mentioned how excited I was about the arrival of Gordon Rhea’s book On to Petersburg: Grant and Lee, June 4-15, 1864. In October, my colleague Edward Alexander posted his thoughts about the book, situating it the … Continue reading

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A Peek into the “Critic’s Corner” in Civil War News

SHAG-A-DOO-LA. Those of us who write about the Civil War for fun (rarely for profit) get our ideas from any number of sources. One never knows when or how some inspiration will occur. Driving to the store recently, I heard … Continue reading

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When Longstreet Took Boston

Readers of Civil War News know that I contribute a regular column, “Critic’s Corner,” in which Publisher Jack Melton allows me to write about books and other published works. July is traditionally our “Gettysburg” issue, with a big central section … 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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