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Book Review: Civil War Witnesses and Their Books: New Perspectives on Iconic Works

Civil War Witnesses and Their Books: New Perspectives on Iconic Works Edited by Gary W. Gallagher & Stephen Cushman Louisiana State University Press 2021 $45 hardcover Reviewed by Sean Michael Chick If there are two things we seem assured to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Day By Day through the Civil War in Georgia

Day By Day through the Civil War in Georgia By Michael K. Shaffer Mercer University Press    2022 $37 hardcover Reviewed by Stephen Davis For years—decades, really—the go-to source on Georgia in the war has been T. Conn Bryan’s Confederate Georgia … Continue reading

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Book Review: Port Hudson: The Most Significant Battlefield Photographs of the Civil War

Port Hudson: The Most Significant Battlefield Photographs of the Civil War By Lawrence Lee Hewitt University of Tennessee Press    2021    $49.95 hardcover Reviewed by Stephen Davis Compared to Vicksburg, a hundred-ten miles upriver, Port Hudson, Louisiana has a sparse … Continue reading

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Book Review: Voices of the Army of the Potomac

Voices of the Army of the Potomac: Personal Reminiscences of Union Veterans By Vincent L. Burns Casemate Publishers, 2021 $37.95 hardcover Reviewed by Doug Crenshaw “Here is recorded the small talk of camp, and many incidents that are too trivial … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Notable Bully

A Notable Bully: Colonel Billy Wilson, Masculinity, and the Pursuit of Violence in the Civil War Era By Robert E. Cray The Kent State University Press, 2021, $55 – hardcover Reviewed by David T. Dixon U.S. Civil War history is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Military Prisons of the Civil War: A Comparative Study

Military Prisons of the Civil War: A Comparative Study By David L. Keller Westholme Publishing, 2021, $32 hardcover Reviewed by Meg Groeling David L. Keller’s Military Prisons of the Civil War: A Comparative Study is the latest attempt to answer the eternal … Continue reading

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Book Review: Meade and Lee at Rappahannock Station

Meade and Lee at Rappahannock Station: The Army of the Potomac’s First Post-Gettysburg Offensive, From Kelly’s Ford to the Rapidan, October 21 to November 20, 1863 By Jeffrey Wm Hunt Savas Beatie, 2021, $32.95 hardcover. Reviewed by Zachery A. Fry … Continue reading

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Book Review: Vicksburg Besieged

Vicksburg Besieged Edited by Steve E. Woodworth and Charles D. Grear Southern Illinois Press, 2020, $29.50 hardback Reviewed by Sean M. Chick It is inevitable that as Ulysses S. Grant’s stock has risen over the decades, more books on Vicksburg … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marriage on the Border

Marriage on the Border: Love, Mutuality, and Divorce in the Upper South during the Civil War By Allison Dorothy Fredette University Press of Kentucky, 2020, $60 hardcover   Reviewed by Meg Groeling   Allison Dorothy Fredette’s Marriage on the Border: Love, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Scourge of War: The Life of William Tecumseh Sherman

The Scourge of War: The Life of William Tecumseh Sherman By Brian Holden Reid Oxford University Press, 2020 $34.95 Reviewed by Derek D. Maxfield There is no shortage of biographies of William Tecumseh Sherman. Although Civil War studies are seemingly … Continue reading

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