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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: May 1998 Letters

From Fort To ParkAbout 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 in Franklin, Tennessee, making a thorough...
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Civil War Times: October 1998 Letters

Fact 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. Here...
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Civil War Times: December 1998 Editorial

A Little Reverence, PleaseDid 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 name)...
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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,...
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Civil War Times: August 1998 Editorial

THE PUDDINGSTONESometime 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...
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Civil War Times: October 1998 Editorial

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 War...
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Civil War Times: March 1997 Editorial

HULLABALOO!We feel very deeply that interest in the Civil War is not a sometime thing drummed up by the Centennial hullabaloo," wrote Bob Fowler, in the "Editorially Speaking" column of the April 1962 issue of...
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Civil War Times: August 1997 Editorial

CORSETS AND M-16s Sometime or another, every one of us daydreams about traveling in time. There are people who write out their time-travel fantasies in the form of novels or movie scripts, with characters who...
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Civil War Times: February 1997 Editorial

SEEING IS UNDERSTANDINGOne cool, sunny day last September, I leaned against the stone wall that runs along the sunken road on Marye's Heights at Fredericksburg, Virginia, and looked out over the ground that...
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Civil War Times: February 1997 Letters

Missing In ActionI read with interest the item regarding the African-American Civil War Memorial in Washington, D.C. ("News," October 1996). I believe there is another group of soldiers who have gone without...
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Civil War Times: May 1997 Letters

Brothers In Arms"The Midnight Cracker Line Attack" ("My War," June 1997) was very interesting, particularly the picture of the wooden coat of arms that Major Cate commissioned an artist to create. I have a...
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Civil War Times: May 1997 Letters

Grant's Illinois HomeI read with interest the story about Grant's Tomb ("News," May 1997) and how it's fallen into disrepair. There has been a dispute between the state of New York and the Illinois Treasurer...
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Civil War Times: October 1996 Editorial

THE STUFF AND THE PEOPLEThere's just one thing I have to know, and that's: Did Armistead get to seeHancock before he died?" The question came from a mother who, together withher children, had attended a...
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Civil War Times: August 1996 Letters

A Legacy In MemphisThank you and Bruce Allardice for the informative article "The Plot toSeize St. Louis" (May). I was particularly excited to see the deserved butall too infrequent recognition of Colton...