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Field Guide, P. 22

The Central Virginia Battlefields Trust has released Volume 7 of its 2008 journal, Fredericksburg History and Biography. Included in it is "From Foxcroft to Fredericksburg: Captain Sewell Gray of the 6th Maine Infantry," by Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White, with more on the Wilderness.


Total War?, P. 28

Books by MIchael Fellman: Inside War: The Guerrilla Conflict in Missouri During the American Civil War, Oxford University Press This Terrible War: The Civil War and Its Aftermath, co-authored with Lesley J. Gordon and Daniel E. Sutherland, Longman The Making of Robert E. Lee, Johns Hopkins University Press Forthcoming: Twisting the Flag: Reconsidering Terrorism in American History Books by Mark E. Neely Jr.: The Civil War and the Limits of Destruction, Harvard University Press The Boundaries of American Political Culture in the Civil War Era (The Steven and Janice Brose Lectures in the Civil War Era), University of North Carolina Press The Union Divided: Party Conflict in the Civil War North, Harvard University Press Forthcoming: Lincoln and the American Nation


Abe's Southern Roots, P. 34

The Lincoln Family Cemetery is located north of Edom, Rockingham County, Va. From the corner of Route 33 west (West Market Street) and Route 42 in Harrisonburg, travel 8.3 miles north on Route 42 (Harpine Highway). The cemetery is on the right side of the road in a field just north of the Lincoln home. (Directions from rootsweb.ancestry.com/~varockin/HRHS/cem/lincoln.htm)


Last Raid of a Rebel Pirate, P. 42

For more information on Beall's raid read: The Confederate Privateers, by William M. Robinson, University of South Carolina Press Victim of Honor, by James E. Duffey, Rion Hall Publishing


Visit Johnson's Island, P.48

Johnson's Island and the Johnson's Island Museum can be reached from Ohio Route 2. Exit at Route 269 exit ramp, follow the ramp and bear to the right (south) onto Route 269. Turn left at the first intersection, which will be Bayshore Road. Travel east 5.9 miles on Bayshore Road to Gaydos Drive. (Before reaching Gaydos, be careful to remain on Bayshore Road, as it bears right (east), while Hartshorn Road goes straight.) From the Bayshore/Gaydos intersection, continue on as follows: For Johnson's Island, turn right (south) onto Gaydos, then continue to the tollgate and causeway leading to the island. Once on the island, proceed straight after stopping at the four-way intersection. The Confederate Cemetery is a short distance on the left (east) side. Remember to bring $2 for the toll to the island. To visit the Johnson's Island Museum, continue east/northeast on Bayshore Drive past Marblehead Lighthouse. At the bend to the left (west), Bayshore becomes Main Street. Continue to the Museum (414 Main Street). (Directions courtesy of johnsonsisland.org)


Iron Brigade From the Empire State, P. 54

Tom Clemens' article in the Spring 1997 issue of Columbiad: A Quarterly Review of the War Between the States, "Black Hats Off to the Original 'Iron Brigade,' " also focused on the history of this storied unit. Since that piece was published, new documentary evidence and artifacts have surfaced about the New York Iron Brigade. The most recent research has been incorporated into this issue's article. Find out more about Colonel Frisby's boots in 30th New York Volunteer Infantry Memoirs, by John Bryson, held at the New York State Archives, Manuscript Collection, Walter Phelps Jr. Papers at the U.S. Military History Institute, in Carlisle, Pa.



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