Tag Archives: John P. Slough

From Chicory to Cigar Stumps: Confederate Coffee Alternatives in the Civil War

In just about any firsthand account of the Civil War, it’s striking how heavily coffee features in the day to day lives of soldiers. Like many of us today, both Union and Confederate troops found coffee to be absolutely essential … Continue reading

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BookChat with Richard Miller, author of John P. Slough

I was pleased to spend some time recently with a new biography by Richard Miller, John P. Slough: The Forgotten Civil War General, published by the University of New Mexico Press (find out more about it here). Miller is the … Continue reading

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