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Foote on Burnside

As Shelby Foote worked on his massive three-volume narrative of The Civil War, he kept his friend, novelist Walker Percy, in the loop on his progress.  151 more words

Battles

1860's Politics: The Ohio Election that “Saved the Union”

Emerging Civil War is pleased to welcome guest author David T. Dixon

The current presidential contest reminds us that politics is indeed a blood sport. Those expressing regret that negative campaign ads and nasty election rhetoric are unfortunate indicators of a post-modern loss of civility need to examine history. 1,813 more words

Emerging Civil War

Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara

Gods and Generals is a 1996 novel which serves as a prequel to his father Michael Shaara’s 1974 Pulitzer Prize-winning work about the Battle of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels. 441 more words

Military History Book Reviews

Question: Was this man incompetent?

No, seriously.  How would you describe Ambrose Burnside’s generalship?

What words would you chose to describe him?

Where I’m going with this – what is at the heart of the “ratings” we often give to a general and his performance?   44 more words

American Civil War

Indiana: Union County

Union County (pop. 7,516) is east of Fayette County, on the border with Ohio.

Union County is Indiana’s third-smallest county in square miles and second-smallest county in population – although its population has increased in every decade since 1930. 131 more words

Indiana

Recruiting a Regiment: Thomas G. Stevenson and the 24th Massachusetts

As one of the ranking officers with the New England Guard, a prewar militia group based in Boston, Thomas Greeley Stevenson felt primed for leadership when the Civil War broke out. 740 more words

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