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Civil War Times: December 2000 Letters

BLUNT WAS SHARPER THAN THATFor the last fifteen years I have been collecting primary-source material on Major General James G. Blunt. So I was quite shocked by the mistake in...
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Civil War Times: May 2000 Letters

THE END OF THE WAR Thank you, Dr. Castel, for your article in the May issue. Although I count myself a believer in the theory that the Civil War...
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Civil War Times: August 2000 Letters

COVER-HOGGING OVERINDULGENCEWhen I was 10 years old, I was at a friend's house and happened upon his father's January 1978 issue of CWTI. I have collected and read cover to cover...
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Civil War Times: May 2000 Editorial

CURSES! TOGETHER AGAIN! The United States was back, but not everyone was happy about it. It comes as no surprise that the soldiers and civilians of the Confederate...
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Civil War Times: December 2000 Editorial

NATURAL CAUSES Nothing gives you an appreciation for the modern world like a good case of some formerly fatal disease. In my case, it was pneumonia--specifically,...
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Civil War Times: June 1999 Editorial

CHANGES AND CONSTANTSThings are changing fast at Civil War Times. It's March 31--we have to prepare each issue well in advance of the time it actually reaches you--and spring has come on pretty suddenly here...
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Civil War Times: March 1999 Letters

The Fighting IrishUpon reading James Callaghan's article "Red on Green" (December 1998), I was amused to see a mention of the wounding of Lieutenant Seneca G. Willauer of the 116th Pennsylvania during the...
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Civil War Times: May 1999 Editorial

GHOSTSA photograph is not reality. A photograph is an interpretation. It is not what was there; it is what the photographer saw there (combined, of course, with the limits and possibilities film imposes). The...
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Civil War Times: October 1999 Editorial

THE LAST FULL MEASURE OF AMBITION I remember standing on Seminary Ridge, looking out over that ocean of a field that stretches to Cemetery Ridge. It was a windy winter day in the late 1980s, and there was...
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Civil War Times: March 1999 Editorial

Y2K Minus 135Have you ever really thought about what daily life was like in the world of the 1860s? Reenactors and living historians spend a fair amount of time, effort, and money at this task, trying to learn...
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Civil War Times: October 1999 Letters

THE WOMEN'S WARFinally a leading Civil War magazine recognizes the fact that Rosie the Riveter started many years before World War II ("Women in the Civil War," special issue, August 1999), when American wives...
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Civil War Times: June 1999 Letters

Who Stole From Whom?The fine article of Morton Bryer and Irwin Schorr on the Southern Illustrated News (March 1999) cites its complaint that Punch, the British humor magazine, stole from it. The groan appears...
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Civil War Times: December 1999 Letters

RIGHT, BUT A LITTLE WRONGI had the great fortune to have been born and raised in the Gettysburg area and recall many instances of looking out over the revered battlefield, experiencing many of the same...
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Civil War Times: March 1998 Letters

Rewriting HistoryI read with some misgiving your announcement "Proposed Legislation Could Clear Dr. Mudd" ("News," December 1997). President Jimmy Carter did not issue a proclamation absolving Mudd of his...
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Civil War Times: June 1998 Editorial

STORY TIME"Tell me a story, Dad." It was with those words that many of us discovered how interesting the past could be. That simple, childlike request became a key that unlocked the door to an inexhaustible,...