Tag Archives: Primary Sources

Soldier-Artists and the Battle Experience (Part II)

This is the second of two posts regarding soldier-artists and their depictions of the experience of battle. Part I may be found here. To appreciate the extent that images such as Adolph Metzner’s Cozy corner defied the conventions of mainstream art, it … Continue reading

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Soldier-Artists and the Battle Experience (Part I)

This is the first of two posts regarding soldier-artists and their depictions of the experience of battle. “Pshaw. It’s no use, they can’t picture a battle,” exclaimed the young son of Reverend A. M. Stewart of the 102nd Pennsylvania Volunteers, a … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 9/11-9/17/17

We’re enjoying Kevin Pawlak’s collection of primary sources related to the 1862 Maryland Campaign. So…we had to ask: What’s your all-time favorite primary source from the Civil War? Why?

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Voices of the Maryland Campaign: Introduction

In my years of researching and writing about the Maryland Campaign, something about the campaign has always proved an enigma.  As anyone interested in the Civil War knows, there are a lot of sources to sift through–just look at any of … Continue reading

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Those Seconds Repay Hours Of Research

Earlier this year, I arrived at a genealogy society to give a presentation on Civil War Medicine. I set up my laptop and PowerPoint, projecting my presentation cover image on the large screens. While waiting for the meeting to come … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 11/21-11/27/16

There are many primary sources that are incredibly helpful to historians…and we should be grateful for those who took the time to record their observations and thoughts. Who would you want to thank for writing a memoir, diary, letter, or … Continue reading

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Discovering Your Civil War Past: Part II

Welcome back to the next post in our Discovering Your Civil War Past.  It was great to see the diversity in all of your Civil War ancestry, from different branches of services to different armies and theaters, as well as … Continue reading

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