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Question of the Week: 3/13-3/19/17

With St. Patrick’s Day coming up this week, we thought it’d be a good time to ask…

Do you have a favorite Irish-American regiment, commander, or soldier from the Civil War?


Robert E. Lee and John B. Hood: A Complicated Relationship

Robert E. Lee didn’t want John Bell Hood promoted to command a Confederate army, but once Hood had been, Lee didn’t want him to fail. Possible evidence hinges on a little-known command decision made by Lee and the War Department in July 1864. 1,297 more words


Confederate Generals and Racial Moderation

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Sean Chick

When I volunteer at the Historic New Orleans Collection, I naturally prefer the room dealing with the Civil War and Reconstruction (a close second is the Battle of New Orleans followed by the French colonial room). 1,402 more words


Question of the Week: 2/27-3/5/17

Who is your favorite Civil War era admiral or captain? Why?

Emerging Civil War

Grave Matters, Revisited

Back in the ‘80s I started up a little newsletter, Grave Matters, “A Newsletter for Civil War Necrolithologists” ( a term I think I coined). I ran it for a few years, sending out four quarterly issues to eventually more than 300 subscribers across the county—and indeed the globe (Canada, Australia, Africa and Australia). 177 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

Campaign Through the Carolinas: An Ohio Cavalryman's Recollections in the National Tribune

This is the fifth and final part of the 1892 account by an unidentified captain of the 10th Ohio Cavalry that appeared in the May 12, 1892 edition of the… 1,106 more words

Battlefields & Historic Places

Question of the Week: 2/20-2/26/17

In February 1862 – Forts Henry and Donelson fell to combined Union land and river attack forces, resulting in a major victory for the Union. 16 more words

Emerging Civil War