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  • MHQ Magazine

    MHQ Letters from Readers- Winter 2011

    Illusions of victory WHEN I READ your magazine, I seek to learn about new subjects or aspects of the familiar that I had not considered. But “Blinded by Hope” Autumn 2010, by Thomas Fleming, left me unenlightened and, frankly, angry....

  • American History Magazine

    Gazette- American History June 2011

    Startling Lincoln Discovery Exposed as Fabrication What a difference a digit makes. Back in 1998, a retired psychiatrist named Thomas Lowry made a splash when he claimed that he had found a pardon in the National Archives issued by Abraham...

  • American History Magazine

    Gazette- American History August 2011

    New Exhibit Lifts Lid on Watergate Cover-up The gift shop at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum, run by stalwart supporters of the 37th president, sells a mug that asks “What Would Nixon Do?” It has been joined...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Today- February 2011

    Great Civil War Maps Now Available Online The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is releasing nearly 400 war–related maps, charts and documents in time for the Sesquicentennial. The collection, named “Charting a More...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Today- April 2011

    Stonewall Jackson House Goes to VMI The Stonewall Jackson House in Lexington, Virginia, where Thomas J. Jackson resided between 1858 and 1861 with his second wife Anna while he taught at Virginia Military Institute, is expected to become...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Civil War Today- August 2011

    First Sesquicentennial Stamps Released The first in a series of “Forever” stamps commemorating the 150th anniversary of the war are now available from your local post office. Two 1861 events, the bombardment of Fort Sumter and the...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Interview with Joseph Balicki: Reb and Yank History Right Under His Feet

    Joseph Balicki gets to play in the dirt for a living. A principal archaeologist and project manager for John Milner Associates, which offers historic preservation services, Balicki became involved in Civil War military archaeology after he...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Civil War Today- October 2011

    Neglect and Development Threaten Fredericksburg Home Sherwood Forest, an 1810 home and grounds situated on a bluff near Fredericksburg, Va., has been named an endangered historic site by Preservation Virginia. Union forces used the house...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Ural on URLs: Gilder Lehrman Institute

    gilderlehrman.org/institute/era_civilwar.php My latest book project brought me to “The Civil War Era” subsite of “The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History,” and for that I am eternally grateful. This site features...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Past and Present- December 2011

    Irish Regiment Painting Resurrected A large painting of the 69th New York State Militia that had been forgotten for decades will be making a reappearance in Gotham City at the New-York Historical Society. Created by artist Louis Lang in...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- February 2012

    Medal of Honor Recipient’s Colt .45, Stolen 33 Years Ago, Turns Up at Auction When George Berry bid on a rare 1911 Colt .45 in an online auction in July, he had no idea it had been stolen years before from a Vietnam War Medal of Honor...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- October 2012

    First Trip to Vietnam by a U.S. Secretary of Defense Since End of War Yields Big Results In June, as part of a nine-day regional tour of Asia aimed at boosting military ties in the region, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta visited...

  • American History Magazine

    Gazette- American History December 2012

    Gilbert Stuart’s Founder Portraits Come Alive We have Gilbert Stuart to thank for the most indelible images of the founding fathers and the colonial elite, and now seven of them look better than they have since the 19th century. Among...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Past and Present- CWT August 2012

    Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office Unveiled On April 12, the centennial of Clara Barton’s death, visitors climbed two flights of dusty wooden stairs in an old Washington, D.C., building to get a glimpse of the modest suite where...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Book Review: Georgia Civil War Manuscript Collections

    Georgia Civil War Manuscript Collections: An Annotated Bibliography David H. Slay,  University of Alabama Press Students of Civil War history revel in primary material. Nothing can compete with eyewitnesses in the evidential...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Today- April 2012

    Fight On Two Fronts They sent him to a segregated boot camp, relegated him to a support role hauling ammunition, and refused to let him fight. But Ambrose Anderson Jr. never considered himself anything less than a full-fledged U.S. Marine....