Tag Archives: John D. Billings

On The March: A Few Notes on Shoes & Boots

Since the new blog series focuses on marching, I’ve been thinking about shoes and other footwear for the past week. Here are a few notes and primary source excerpts that might be helpful to keep in mind as the discussion … Continue reading

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On The March: Introduction

For the 160th Anniversary of the American Civil War, Emerging Civil War has been creating series around historical themes that loosely tie into the anniversary happenings. This spring we are excited to kick off a new series called “On The … Continue reading

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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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Return to Burgess Mill

“I am now outside the main rebel line, moving southwesterly over the old Boydton Plank Road, which has ceased to have any vestige of a plank crossing it as long ago when the war was on. There is now nothing … Continue reading

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