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A Crabby Inmate Recalled at Point Lookout

Perusing prison camp literature recently, I came across an amusing story written by Thad J. Walker of the 2nd Maryland Cavalry.  An inmate at Point Lookout – a Union-run prisoner of war camp – Walker recorded a comrade’s first encounter … Continue reading

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Hellmira’s most distinguished inmate—Anthony M. Keiley

If there is one thing I have learned from studying the Civil War for much of my adult life, it is that it is a period filled with colorful and eccentric figures.  Researching my recently released book, Hellmira: The Union’s … Continue reading

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Bucklin’s Hospital & Camp: “So Long As Battles Were Fought” (Part 4)

In Hospital and Camp, A Woman’s Record of Thrilling Incidents Among the Wounded in the Late War by Sophronia E. Bucklin It’s Week 4 of our read-along. If you want to catch up on the chapter notes, just click here for … Continue reading

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Bucklin’s Hospital & Camp: “Bring Pen and Ink and Paper” (Part 3)

In Hospital and Camp, A Woman’s Record of Thrilling Incidents Among the Wounded in the Late War by Sophronia E. Bucklin Joining us for Week 3 of the read-along? You can find the free e-book  and we’re on chapters five and … Continue reading

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The Reminiscences of a Union Prison Guard  

As a special part of this year’s Fourth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge, we’re pleased to welcome Dr. Kelly D. Mezurek, a member of ECW’s “Engaging the Civil War” Series editorial board and author of A Cause … Continue reading

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Every Dog Has Its Day: The Most Optimistic Prisoner?

John Peterson, a forty-four year old farmer from Catawba County, enlisted as a private into Company D of the 28th North Carolina on October 28, 1864. His late entry into the war suggests to me that he might have been … Continue reading

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