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Letter From America’s Civil War – March 2008

Why Reenactors Are Important When Confederates in the Attic was published 10 years ago, its more vocal critics assailed it as a mere trav-elogue of author Tony Horwitz’s tour of the South with, in their...
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Letter From America’s Civil War – January 2008

Lincoln's Relentless Quest for Victory Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant were each genuinely honest, decent, compassionate men. But each of them could be utterly ruthless when it came to military decisions....
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Letter From America’s Civil War – November 2007

The Old Man Was Right It was easy to make fun of Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott in the spring of 1861, so fat he could not mount a horse and “senile” at 75 years of age. It was easy to forget that he had...