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Time to Talk (Civil War) Books: A Conversation with Marc Ramsey—part four

Part four of five In yesterday’s segment of my interview with bookseller Marc Ramsey of Owens & Ramsey Booksellers, he mentioned a recent book panel he served on where he doled out his best-book recommendations for 2016. But now, he said, … Continue reading

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July 1, 1884: Grant’s “New Disaster of Shiloh”

On July 1, 1884, editors of Century Magazine received a much-anticipated envelope from former president Ulysses S. Grant. Grant had agreed to write four articles for the magazine about his wartime experiences, which would kick off an upcoming series of … Continue reading

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Ulysses S. Grant and the Wilderness of Pennsylvania (part two)

part two of a three-part series Yesterday’s installment set up Ulysses S. Grant’s trip to see the Kinzua Viaduct in McKean County, Pennsylvania—”The Pennsylvania Wilds”—on November 16, 1883, 132 years ago today. Author Chris Mackowski is originally from McKean County, … Continue reading

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Ulysses S. Grant and the Wilderness of Pennsylvania (part one)

part one in a three-part series Like the crozzled bones of giants, the steel girders of the Kinzua Viaduct lie along the valley floor and up the far hillside. Once, the railroad bridge stretched across the entire gorge—some 2,050 feet—but … Continue reading

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Catering to General Grant’s Last Days

I’m heading up to Grant Cottage for an event this weekend, where I’m supposed to be talking about my latest book, Grant’s Last Battle, which focuses on the last few months of Ulysses S. Grant’s life. As he was dying of … Continue reading

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Meeting Grant’s Great-Great-Grandson

Last month, while giving a talk for the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield on Grant’s Last Battle, I had the chance to meet one of Ulysses S. Grant’s descendants: great-great grandson John Griffiths. John and his two sisters are the children … Continue reading

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June-August Presentations

June: 5th: Chris Kolakowski, “1864: The Last Stand of the Confederate Navy” Chicago Civil War Roundtable 7th: Chris Mackowski, “That Furious Struggle: Chancellorsville and the High Tide of the Confederacy,” Manassas Museum, Manassas, VA; 2:00 p.m. 13th: Emerging Civil War … Continue reading

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Upcoming Presentations: December

December: 4th: Chris Mackowski, “Crossroads of Fire: The Battle of Chancellorsville,” at the White Plains Historical Society (White Plains, NY)—rescheduled 9th: Chris Mackowski, “Grant’s Last Battle: The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant,“ at the Western North Carolina Civil War Roundtable (Sylva, NC) 11th: Kristopher White, “It … Continue reading

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Upcoming Presentations: November-December

November: 1st-2nd: Lee White, “The Battle of Chickamauga” and “The Battle of Stones River,” at 1863: The Decisive Year of the Civil War (Greencastle, PA): Day 1 and Day 2 3rd: Chris Kolakowski at Civil War New York Conference (Albany, NY) 9th: Edward Alexander at Mount … Continue reading

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