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Book Review: “Shooting Lincoln: Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner, and the Race to Photograph the Story of the Century”

Across the street from Ford’s Theatre and next to the Petersen House in Washington, D.C. there’s a museum dedicated to Abraham Lincoln’s legacy. The centerpiece of that museum is a three-and-a-half story tower of books written about the 16th president … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Congressional Cemetery

Cemeteries have always been a place designed to bring people together. While that may sound strange at first, the concept allows one to get a glimpse into the life of average 19th-century Americans. With many burgeoning cities throughout the country, … Continue reading

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Pick #4 on my Top 10 List: Mr. Lincoln’s Camera Man: Mathew B. Brady by Roy Meredith.

Part of a Series: Books Every Civil War Buff Ought to Own The last time I visited my mother, I looked in vain for my father’s copy of Mathew Brady’s photographs. I know they were in a book with a … Continue reading

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