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On the eve of his fifty-second birthday, on February 11, 1861, Abraham Lincoln prepared to board a train in Springfield, Illinois.

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Mississippi author, Allie Stuart Powell, prefaces his recent work, Rebels in Repose: Confederate Commanders After the War, with remarks about the sad fate of Confederate monuments. Powell neither laments nor lauds their removal, but the controversy surrounding them causes him to wonder, “Who…

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When students of the Civil War think about that irrepressible conflict, they generally consider political factors that led to war, battlefield tactics and results, and great personalities who held leadership positions during the wartime era.

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Of Blood and Brothers is the story of Florida siblings Daniel and Elijah Malburn, who fought on different sides in the civil war. Their respective tales are told in flashback style: the year is 1927 and each is being interviewed separately by a young reporter from a small local newspaper.

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Secession Winter is a product of the distinguished Marcus Cunliffe Lecture Series, Jarod Roll, editor. The Marcus Cunliffe Centre for the Study of the American South in Great Britain hosts an annual lecture series, drawing prominent scholars in the field of the American South. It appears tha…

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This book is historical fiction. In 1900 in Cadiz, Ohio, John Bingham, the lead prosecutor in the trials of the conspirators in the Lincoln assassination, was dying.

James W. Knights is as an interesting a subject as Emily Edmunds, protagonist of his most recent novel, Soldier Girl Blue. Knights, who lives with his wife in Canada, is a former FBI Special Agent, author of several articles on law enforcement recruiting, has been a volunteer pilot for the C…

In the Spring of 1862 Americans were still relatively naïve regarding the true nature of war.