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Book Review: The Spotsylvania Campaign (Essays) : ACW

For sheer, unmitigated hellishness, the fighting around Spotsylvania outstripped all other Civil War battles. By Cowan BrewThe two weeks of horrific fighting around the tiny crossroads hamlet of Spotsylvania...
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Book Review: Raising Holy Hell (Bruce Olds) : ACW

Raising Holy Hell, by Bruce Olds, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1995, $22.50. The story of John Brown is disturbing in a democracy. We comfort ourselves with the belief that, despite our differences,...
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Book: Davis and Lee at War (Steven E. Woodworth): ACW

DAVIS AND LEE AT WARThe decisive impact of politics on Civil War strategy is currently a hot topic among Civil War historians. Works analyzing thehigh commands of the Federal and Confederate armies and their...
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Book Review: Confederates in the Attic : ACW

Confederates in the Attic, by Tony Horwitz, Pantheon Books, New York, 1998, $27.50. The Civil War looms large in the minds of Americans. Diverse groups have immersed themselves in the literature and regalia of...