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Forts: “The Veritable Fort” — Fort McHenry & The Civil War

“At last we arrive at the veritable fort…” wrote Lieutenant John Dooley, recording his experiences on July 13, 1863.[i] Shot through both thighs ten days earlier at the Battle of Gettysburg, Dooley had been transported by his captors from The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Military Prisons of the Civil War: A Comparative Study

Military Prisons of the Civil War: A Comparative Study By David L. Keller Westholme Publishing, 2021, $32 hardcover Reviewed by Meg Groeling David L. Keller’s Military Prisons of the Civil War: A Comparative Study is the latest attempt to answer the eternal … Continue reading

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Andersonville on YouTube

On a rather blustery November day, Sheritta Bitikofer took a trip to Andersonville National Historic Site in Georgia for their annual Civil War Day. There, she shot a few videos and interviewed some of the staff and volunteer interpreters about … Continue reading

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