Tag Archives: George Rable

The Intelligencer Takes on Jeff Davis

Editor’s note: Stephen Davis and Bill Hendrick are coming out with their new book, The Atlanta Daily Intelligencer Covers the Civil War (University of Tennessee Press). Here’s a story based on their text. In late September, President Davis was traveling … Continue reading

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Commentary from the Bookshelves: Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg! by George C. Rable

Emerging Civil War welcomes back guest author Mark Harnitchek…. George Rable opens Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg! with a vignette illustrating the often-vast distinction between history and memory.  At Gettysburg, Union troops screamed “Fredericksburg!” as they blasted attacking Confederates during Pickett’s Charge.  For … Continue reading

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New Articles Will Help You Rethink McClellan

Probably the most notable thing about George McClellan’s final month and a half in command of the Army of the Potomac are the zingers Lincoln tosses at the general for the army’s inactivity. By that point in their relationship, even … Continue reading

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In the Critic’s Corner: Scholarly Interest in Confederate Nationalism

As part of our series with Civil War News, ECW is pleased to spotlight the work of our very own Steve Davis, a regular (and voluminous) contributor to the paper. Steve also gave us a peek at his work back in April … Continue reading

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“Dead Yankees at Andersonville”

In his recent book, Damn Yankees! Demonization & Defiance in the Confederate South (LSU, 2015), George Rable writes that many Southerners held such an intense hatred of Yankees that the only thing they could think of doing “was to kill … Continue reading

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