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    Ural on URLs: After Slavery

    Convinced that the era of Reconstruction (1865-1877) was a “great missed opportunity” in American history, an international team of scholars in 2006 created the Web site afterslavery.com as a venue for further study on the subject. In...

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    CWT Book Review: Deserter Country

    Deserter Country: Civil War Opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians by Robert M. Sandow, Fordham University Press Eighty years ago, in her ground-breaking study of desertion during the Civil War, Ella Lonn asserted that the Appalachian...

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    CWT Review: Exhibition- Lincoln and New York

    Exhibition: Lincoln and New York  The New-York Historical Society, through March 25, 2010, designer: American History Workshop, chief historian: Harold Holzer On a visit to New York City in February 1860, Abraham Lincoln accomplished...

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    ‘Mimic War’ No More

    ‘Little Phil’ and ‘Old Jube’ get serious. For the footsore soldiers of the First Vermont Brigade, the morning of August 21, 1864, was a heaven-sent opportunity to rest, wash, write letters home and attend divine services. After...

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    The USS Monitor- To Rise Again

    Last summer two teams of divers and researchers dived on the wreck of the ironclad USS Monitor, surveyed the location of artifacts, took high-definition video images and catalogued nearby marine life. Dan Crowell, who organized one...

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    Guerrilla War on the High Seas

    Confederate privateers and commerce raiders made life risky for Union shippers. At 5 p.m. on September 4, 1862, U.S. Navy Commander George Preble, the senior officer of the blockading squadron off Mobile, Alabama, spotted a strange sail...

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    Lee’s Last Hurrah

    Five years after the war, the beloved former general set out on a sentimental journey through the Southland. Four years of unremitting war and five years of an uncertain peace had taken a cruel toll on Robert E. Lee. Vigorous in his youth...

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    CWT Letter from the Editor- February 2010

    One man’s trash… The next time you’re in the Fredericksburg, Va., area, take time to visit the White Oak Museum on Route 218, a unique showcase for Civil War artifacts. On display there you’ll find the fruits of nearly 40 years of...

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    Everything You Need to Know About Artillery

    The Author: John Gibbon, the first commander of the famous “Iron Brigade” of Midwestern regiments, ended the war as a major general commanding the XXIV Corps. He had spent many prewar years serving as an instructor of artillery at West...

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    Do the Numbers Add up for ‘Marse Robert’?

    Robert E. Lee has occupied a remarkable position in the American memory of the Civil War. Few people in April 1865, whether in the Confederacy or the United States, would have predicted his rise to national popularity. Leaders in failed...

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    Civil War Today- February 2010

    Antietam Unknowns Honored in New York and Tennessee Two recently located unidentified soldiers were buried with full honors this past fall. Re – mains of a New York man—identified by his buttons—discovered at Antietam were...

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    CWT Letters from Readers- February 2010

    A Maddening Debate Robert McGlone’s feature in the October 2009 Civil War Times, titled “The ‘Madness’ of John Brown” (the word madness enclosed in quotes suggests from the outset that the charge may be false), raises a few...

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    Insight: Absent Without Leave

    Were confederate deserters really losing the will to fight? Historians examining Confederate defeat often describe desertion as both a symptom and a cause. As conditions behind the lines worsened, loved ones begged soldiers to return home....

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    Ural on URLs: The Becker Collection

    http://idesweb.bc.edu/becker/ http://www.firsthandexhibit.org/ The inspiration behind “The Becker Collection” Web site is Sheila Gallagher, but the collection itself exists because of her great-great-grandfather Joseph Becker, who...

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    CWT Book Review: Fire in the Cane Field

    Fire in the Cane Field: The Federal Invasion of Louisiana and Texas, January 1861-January 1863 by Donald S. Frazier, State House Press Donald Frazier brings a landscape artist’s eye and a dancing master’s rhythm to his narrative of the...

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    CWT Book Review: The Civil War

    The Civil War: A Military History by John Keegan, Alfred A. Knopf Disappointment is the best word to describe what will be most readers’ reactions to John Keegan’s eagerly awaited The Civil War: A Military History. Widely acclaimed as...