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    Interview of Susannah Ural

    Susannah Ural received her Ph.D. from Kansas State University, where her dissertation morphed into her first book, The Harp and the Eagle: Irish-American Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861-1865. She’s now researching her next book,...

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    CWT Today- October 2010

    Cleveland Reopens War Monument One of the nation’s most elaborate Civil War memorials recently re opened after a $2 million, two-year restoration. The 1894 Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, a granite and sandstone tower teeming with...

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    CWT Letters from Readers- October 2010

    Marking Confederate History Month I read “The Proclamation and the Peculiar Institution” in the August 2010 issue with interest. The editorial decision to have scholarly contributors react to Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell’s...

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    CWT Book Review: Double Death

    Double Death: The True Story of Pryce Lewis, the Civil War’s Most Daring Spy by Gavin Mortimer, Walker & Co. Pryce Lewis, who emigrated from Wales at age 28, joined Alan Pinkerton’s detective agency in 1860. Soon after George...

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    CWT Review: Kilted Warriors

    Kilted Warriors: Music of the 79th New York Volunteer Infantry CD by the 79th Regimental Band, Field Music and Bagpipes, Celtboy Records, Ltd, celtboy.org The 79th New York Volunteer Infantry was primarily made up of Americans of Scottish...

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    Ural on URLs: NPS Forging a More Perfect Union

    http://cwar.nps.gov/civilwar In recognition of the 150th anniversary of America’s defining crisis, the U.S. National Park Service has created the website “The American Civil War: Forging a More Perfect Union.” Here visitors can find...

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    CWT Book Review: Gentlemen Merchants

    Gentlemen Merchants: A Charleston Family’s Odyssey, 1828-1870 edited by Philip N. Racine, University of Tennessee Press Brothers Henry and Louis Young wrote most of the Civil War–era letters in Gentlemen Merchants, an account of the...

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    CWT Book Review: The USS Carondelet

    The USS Carondelet: A Civil War Ironclad in Western Waters by Myron J. Smith Jr., McFarland The seven “City” or Cairo-class ironclad gunboats designed by James B. Eads, Commander John Rodgers and John Lenthall, and modified by Eads and...

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    Crisis of Faith

    Spiritual revivals gave soldiers a reason to keep on keeping on. In his forthcoming book God’s Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War, Lincoln Prize–winning author George C. Rable looks at the role played...

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    Joseph Whitworth’s Deadly Rifle

    Southern sharpshooters targeted Yankees with a long-range killer from England. For Union troops besieging Charleston, South Carolina, the summer of 1863 was a miserable time. Blistering heat and sand fleas were inescapable annoyances to be...

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    Substitute for a Corpse

    A photographer adds an extra ‘body’ to hype his work. Photographer Thomas C. Roche and his assistant raced into Fort Mahone on April 3, 1865, the day after the Rebel stronghold in the Petersburg line fell to a Union assault. Roche knew...

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    CWT Letter from the Editor- December 2010

    Et Tu, GBPA? Civil War preservationists have had a rough couple of decades. New development is constantly popping up to threaten hallowed ground, forcing preservation organizations to raise yet more money, testify at yet another county...

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    Collateral Damage: Bennett Place, Where the War Really Ended

    The knock came around noon on a sunny spring day, April 17, 1865. When James Bennett and his wife Nancy opened their door, they saw Union Major General William T. Sherman and Confederate General Joseph Johnston, along with their staffs and...

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    Blue and Gray: Union Vets Claimed They Fought for a ‘Higher’ Cause

    It has become widely accepted that reconciliation quickly spread across the North and South after Appomattox, and that white Americans from both regions agreed to play down the importance of slavery and emancipation in an effort to heal...

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    CWT Today- December 2010

    Site of War’s Largest Cavalry Battle Expands by 782 Acres Thanks to history-minded Culpeper County landowners, 782 acres were recently added to Virginia’s Brandy Station battlefield via two conservation easements. The 349-acre northern...

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    CWT Letters from Readers- December 2010

    Ewell’s Favorite Concoction The excellent article “Second-Guessing General Ewell” (August 2010) at long last places the history of Richard Ewell’s actions at Gettysburg in an accurate and most appropriate light. A very fine...