American Civil War
Published: May 07, 2013 at 10:49 am
MHQ editors recommend great summer reads
Published: May 07, 2013 at 10:47 am
The Last Invasion
By Allen C. Guelzo. 688 pp.
Knopf, 2013. $35.
Reviewed by Drew Lindsay
THE CONFEDERATES ARE ON THE MARCH, advancing toward Gettysburg and destiny. Soaring spirits lead to hijinks as the men reach a stone marker …
Published: May 01, 2013 at 4:05 pm
The young officer survived court-martial, a duel and the War of 1812 to become one of America’s greatest commanders
Published: April 04, 2013 at 4:51 pm
Jeb Stuart's iconic image as an accomplished and flamboyant cavalryman has been sustained and burnished by admiring authors and artists
Published: March 12, 2013 at 2:33 pm
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Published: February 20, 2013 at 4:40 pm
An excerpt from Bruce Levine's new book, The Fall of the House of Dixie
Published: February 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm
The independent film 'Saving Lincoln' is a small, shining gem, a movie with heart and brains about Abraham Lincoln and his friend and bodyguard Ward Hill Lamon.
Published: January 15, 2013 at 4:12 pm
Union Pundits laughed at Winfield Scott’s “Anaconda” plan—until it worked.
Published: January 15, 2013 at 4:11 pm
Everybody knows about Marse Robert—but Smith lee was the major player when the war began. What happened?
Published: January 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm
Newly recovered Hood papers refute Spring Hill story
Confederate General John Bell Hood has always been blamed for allowing Union Maj. Gen. John Schofield to slip past him at Spring Hill, Tenn., on November 29, 1864, setting the stage for …
Published: January 15, 2013 at 4:08 pm
Lincoln insisted the election of 1864 go forward—even though he was sure he would lose
You hear it all the time, from Democrats and Republicans alike: The 2012 presidential campaign was the ugliest, the longest and the most expensive ever. …
Published: January 15, 2013 at 4:06 pm
The fall of the House of Dixie
Soaring inflation, crippling desertion, spreading poverty and mixed loyalties—who wants to be Jefferson Davis?
By Bruce Levine
The big squeeze
In 1861, Winfield Scott presented a serpentine strategy for winning the war. …
Published: January 15, 2013 at 4:05 pm
To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September 1862 D. Scott Hartwig Johns Hopkins University Press 2012, $49.95
For nearly three decades, Stephen W. Sears' Landscape Turned Red has been the gold standard among books about the September 1862 Maryland …
Published: January 03, 2013 at 9:03 pm
"American Experience: The Abolitionists" is a compelling, 3-part series on the rise, fracturing, decline, resurgence and ultimate triumph of the movement to make all Americans free.
Published: January 03, 2013 at 3:52 pm
David Von Drehle's new book Rise to Greatness looks at Abraham Lincoln's tenuous hold on the Union in 1862, before he assumed the mantle of America's greatest president.
Published: January 03, 2013 at 1:43 pm
Death and the Civil War, a recent offering in PBS' American Experience series, looks at the war through the lens of Drew Gilpin Faust's acclaimed 2008 book This Republic of Suffering, tolling the cost of the war in lives and suffering.