Tag Archives: To the Bitter End

Time to Talk (Civil War) Books: A Conversation with Marc Ramsey—part four

Part four of five In yesterday’s segment of my interview with bookseller Marc Ramsey of Owens & Ramsey Booksellers, he mentioned a recent book panel he served on where he doled out his best-book recommendations for 2016. But now, he said, … Continue reading

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Forrest’s Farewell

Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest issued a farewell message to his cavalrymen, concentrated in Gainesville, Alabama, 150 years ago today: By an agreement made between Liet.-Gen. Taylor, commanding the Department of Alabama. Mississippi, and East Louisiana, and Major-Gen. Canby, commanding … Continue reading

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Appomattox and Bennett Place: A Remarkable Contrast

I had the honor and privilege of attending and participating in a portion of the weeklong commemoration sof the surrenders at Bennett Place on April 18, 2015, the 150th anniversary of the signing of the initial peace treaty by Maj. … Continue reading

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A Tattered Welcome

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This Just In: To the Bitter End!

Look what arrived on Bert Dunkerly’s doorstep this afternoon: hot-off-the-presses copies of his book To the Bitter End: Appomattox, Bennett Place, and the Surrenders of the Confederacy. Bert will be hitting the road in support of his new book, so … Continue reading

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The Weight of a Year

Working on the layout for Bert Dunkerly’s upcoming To the Bitter End, I was searching for a photo of President Lincoln from 1865. As I sorted through the Library of Congress’s stash, I came across a pair of photos taken … Continue reading

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Coming Soon from the Emerging Civil War Series: To the Bitter End

The Emerging Civil War Series continues to wrap up its coverage of the end of the war, right in line with the sesquicentennial, by going right down To the Bitter End: Appomattox, Bennett Place, and the Surrenders of the Confederacy. Author Robert … Continue reading

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