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American Civil War

Ready for his close-up?

Harold Holzer | Published: November 09, 2012 at 5:54 pm
Abraham Lincoln took full advantage of what passed for the modern media in 1863 Between the last month of 1862 and the first hours of 1863, Abraham Lincoln came to terms with his own immortality. In his an­nual message to …

News - January 2013

Tim and Elizabeth Rowland | Published: November 09, 2012 at 5:51 pm
Commemorating with caution During the sesquicentennial, just how far can Southern sympathizers go without being flagged for excessive celebration? Separating the South's military heroes from their personally held beliefs and the perception they were fighting in defense of slavery has …

America's second declaration of independence

Harold Holzer | Published: November 08, 2012 at 5:49 pm
Abraham LIncoln writes the Emancipation Proclamation. Image courtesy of Library of Congress. Lincoln's famous flair for words couldn't compete with the gravity of emancipation When it was first issued, even Northerners who recognized it as a second Declaration of Independence …

Book Review: The Long Road to Antietam, by Richard Slotkin

HistoryNet Staff | Published: September 06, 2012 at 4:13 pm
The Long Road to Antietam, by Richard Slotkin, draws connections between the Union victory at that bloody 1862 battle and Lincoln's decision to free the slaves.

Book Reviews - November 2012

Published: August 31, 2012 at 2:21 pm
War on the Waters: The Union & Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 by James M. McPherson University of North Carolina Press, 2012, $36 James M. McPherson, perhaps the greatest historian of the Civil War, continues to find aspects of the conflict that …

Letters - America's Civil War November 2012

Published: August 31, 2012 at 2:20 pm
Home-front heroines I am so excited to see the new department "Her War" in America's Civil War. Although the magazine has always included wonderful features about women, this new title is so eye-catching, and with a smile, I say it's …

November - December 2012

Published: August 31, 2012 at 2:20 pm
Cabinet issues plague both presidents, but Abraham Lincoln is even more dismayed with his generals. Who can be trusted? November 1 – Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant begins preparations for the first Vicksburg Campaign. 4 – In midterm elections, Republicans …

America's Civil War - November 2012 - Table of Contents

Published: August 31, 2012 at 2:19 pm
Features Grant's obnoxious order He was Lincoln's most intrepid general. But a painful lapse in judgment would tarnish his character for decades. By Winston Groom The Burning The lush Shenandoah Valley was known for its bountiful farmsteads. Until Sheridan's Yankees …

Lincoln's midterms

Catherine Whittenburg | Published: August 31, 2012 at 2:16 pm
Every president faces a shift in Congress after two years, but this halftime show was especially dangerous.

American Experience: Death and the Civil War - Preview

Jay Wertz | Published: August 17, 2012 at 5:05 pm
We are well into the second year of the sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War, and there have been no new national public television documentaries on the subject. Has everything been done? Has the breadth of the Civil War and …

Teacher, Preacher, Soldier, Spy

Ernest B. Furgurson | Published: August 07, 2012 at 3:24 pm
How the headmaster of a Washington boys' school became a Rebel spy—and tried to kidnap Lincoln

MHQ Reviews: Richard Slotkin's Long Road to Antietam

Harold Holzer | Published: August 07, 2012 at 3:15 pm
Harold Holzer reviews Richard Slotkin's book describing Robert E. Lee's Maryland offensive that ended at Antietam

Book Reviews - September 2012

Published: July 02, 2012 at 12:08 pm
Born to Battle: Grant and Forrest: Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga by Jack Hurst

September - October 1862

Published: July 02, 2012 at 12:07 pm
General Lee heads north, producing a bloodbath in Maryland. And Abraham Lincoln presses emancipation September 2 – In the aftermath of the Union's second loss at Bull Run, George McClellan is restored to full command of the Army of the …

Abraham Lincoln's Refuge

Harold Holzer | Published: June 28, 2012 at 10:40 am
In the summer of 1862, Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation at a roomy cottage on the grounds of the Soldiers Home outside Washington, D.C.

Book Review: The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War, by Clarissa W. Confer

HistoryNet Staff | Published: June 01, 2012 at 5:27 pm
Clarissa Confer's book The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War gives the Indian perspective of the tribe's decision to side with the Confederacy and the dire consequences.
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