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Battle of Rowlett’s Station, KY

Early December snow accompanied more than fifty thousand Union soldiers of the Army of the Ohio marching to Bowling Green, determined to oust the Confederates from Kentucky. Colonel August Willich and the Thirty-Second Indiana Volunteer Infantry formed the vanguard of … Continue reading

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Collaborating Toward a Global History of the US Civil War

Transnational studies over the past two decades have contributed much to placing the US Civil War into a broader, transatlantic perspective. Enrico Dal Lago’s review essay in the June, 2021 issue of The Journal of the Civil War Era provides … Continue reading

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Free ECW Podcast: “Radical Warrior”

Emerging Civil War’s David Dixon talks about his new Augustus Willich biography, Radical Warrior in the newest free podcast! Click here to listen and enjoy the details about this new study on the Union general. (You can also read about … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Radical Warrior: August Willich’s Journey from German Revolutionary to Union General”

In Radical Warrior: August Willich’s Journey from German Revolutionary to Union General, author David Dixon rescues another “B” list historical figure from obscurity and puts him front and center in the American and German narrative. Dixon, a public historian and Civil … Continue reading

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