In the days when I worked in retail, I took a variety of history books to the breakroom. Reading was an escape during my lunch break, but I’m not sure my coworkers always approved of my “light reading.” One of … Continue reading
The Confederacy had its pick of Southern cities to name its capital. In 1861, would you have chosen Richmond? If not, which other city would you have chosen?
In February 2022 my Maine at War blog examined topics ranging from a cavalry trooper who would not quit to loyal Unionists suddenly trapped behind enemy lines in the Lone Star State.
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In January 2022, my Maine at War blog examined topics ranging from soldiers and their pets to the infantry captain who suddenly discovered two recruits now listed on the company rolls. January 5, 2022: Soldier’s pet A young combat veteran … Continue reading
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ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog The last month has been one of dislocation for those of us devoted to studying the Civil War and Reconstruction. Nathan Bedford Forrest was literally relocated, or at … Continue reading
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The Greatest Escape: A True Civil War Adventure By Douglas Miller Lyons Press, 2016, $26.95 hardcover Reviewed by Doug Crenshaw Of the thousands of Federal officers who were imprisoned in Richmond’s notorious Libby prison, 109 made a daring attempt to … Continue reading
Kill Jeff Davis: The Union Raid on Richmond, 1864 By Bruce M. Venter University of Oklahoma Press, 2016 $23.99 hardcover Reviewed by Doug Crenshaw Judson Kilpatrick’s 1864 raid on Richmond is often overlooked by those who study the war in … Continue reading
Confederate Citadel: Richmond and Its People at War By Mary A. DeCredico University Press of Kentucky, 2020, $50 hardcover Reviewed by Stephen Davis The bookshelf devoted to the Confederate capital is a considerable one, beginning with Sallie Putnam’s Richmond During … Continue reading