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National Battlefield Tower at Gettysburg

Published: September 23, 2000 at 1:01 am
Editorial on the demise of National Battlefield Tower at Gettysburg.

Civil War Times: June 1999 Editorial

Published: September 23, 1999 at 1:01 am
From the EditorCivil War Times CHANGES AND CONSTANTS Things 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 …

Civil War Times: March 1999 Letters

Published: September 23, 1999 at 1:01 am
Letters - SubmitCivil War TimesThe Fighting Irish Upon 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 …

Civil War Times: May 1999 Editorial

Published: September 23, 1999 at 1:01 am
From the EditorCivil War Times GHOSTS A 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). …

Civil War Times: October 1999 Editorial

Published: September 23, 1999 at 1:01 am
From the EditorCivil War Times 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 …

Civil War Times: March 1999 Editorial

Published: September 23, 1999 at 1:01 am
From the EditorCivil War Times Y2K Minus 135 Have 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 …

Civil War Times: October 1999 Letters

Published: September 23, 1999 at 1:01 am
Letters - SubmitCivil War Times THE WOMEN'S WAR Finally 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 …

Civil War Times: June 1999 Letters

Published: September 23, 1999 at 1:01 am
Letters - SubmitCivil War TimesWho 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 …

Civil War Times: December 1999 Letters

Published: September 23, 1999 at 1:01 am
Letters - SubmitCivil War Times RIGHT, BUT A LITTLE WRONG I 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 …

Civil War Times: October 1998 Editorial

Published: September 23, 1998 at 1:01 am
From the EditorCivil War Times Sherman the Defendant What would have happened to Sherman, had he lived in the 20th century, and…found himself on the losing side?" asked the late Otto Eisenschiml in his January 1964 article in Civil …

Civil War Times: May 1998 Letters

Published: September 23, 1998 at 1:01 am
Letters - SubmitCivil War TimesFrom Fort To Park About 20 years ago I was beginning work on a book on the Battle of Franklin and a biography of John M. Schofield. In 1975, I spent about three days …

Civil War Times: October 1998 Letters

Published: September 23, 1998 at 1:01 am
Letters - SubmitCivil War TimesFact Or Fiction? Readers responded in force to our first-ever use of historical fiction: "Lee in the Wilderness," an excerpt from Jeff Shaara's The Last Full Measure that appeared in our June 1998 issue. …

Civil War Times: December 1998 Editorial

Published: September 23, 1998 at 1:01 am
From the EditorCivil War Times A Little Reverence, Please Did you ever get blamed for something you didn't do? How the accusation stung! "(Your name here), you broke my (name of object)!" "I did not!" you probably yelled. "(Sibling's …

Civil War Times: March 1998 Letters

Published: September 23, 1998 at 1:01 am
Letters - SubmitCivil War TimesRewriting History I 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 conviction as a co-conspirator …

Civil War Times: June 1998 Editorial

Published: September 23, 1998 at 1:01 am
From the EditorCivil War Times 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 …

Civil War Times: August 1998 Editorial

Published: September 23, 1998 at 1:01 am
From the EditorCivil War Times THE PUDDINGSTONE Sometime in the spring of 1886, workers pried an 18-ton boulder out of the ground and sent it south from Roxbury, Massachusetts. From time immemorial, children had delighted in this massive stone …
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