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  • MHQ Magazine

    Unknown | Lost Leader

    Oliver Law fought racism at home and fascism abroad...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Book Review: A German Hurrah!

    A German Hurrah! Civil War Letters of Friedrich Bertsch and Wilhelm Stangel, 9th Ohio Infantry edited by Joseph R. Reinhart, Kent State University Press Enlisting as soldiers in the Civil War enabled thousands of recent immigrants, most of...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Book Review: Imported Confederate Uniforms

    Imported Confederate Uniforms of Peter Tait & Co., Limerick Ireland by Frederick R. Adolphus, self-published  For those of us who love to study uniforms, weapons and equipment, Frederick Adolphus’ new volume is just the kind of...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Exhibit Review: When Duty Whispers

    When Duty Whispers: Concord and the Civil War Concord Museum, Through September 18, 2011 concordmuseum.org The Concord Museum in Concord, Mass., is well stocked with artifacts that tell of the town’s founding, its Revolutionary heritage...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Exhibit Review: Divided Voices

    Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War Maryland Historical Society Through April 2015, with annual updates mdhs.org Two artifacts on view at the Maryland Historical Society capture the breadth not only of its “Divided Voices”...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Gettysburg Mystery Solved

    Success After Three Decades of Research. The photographs taken sometime on July 5, 1863, by Alexander Gardner and his assistant Timothy O’Sullivan have both fascinated and disturbed me during my 31 years working with the National Park...

  • 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

    CWT Book Review: Of Duty Well and Faithfully Done

    Of Duty Well and Faithfully Done: A History of the Regular Army in the Civil War Clayton R. Newell and Charles R. Shrader; University of Nebraska Press If numbers, organization charts and statistical tables get your pulse racing, this...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Blue and Gray: The War Through Soldiers’ Letters

    Few ways of exploring the Civil War yield greater satisfaction than reading letters written by soldiers. The conflict produced a staggering volume of correspondence. In the single month of April 1863, for example, the 60th New York...

  • World War II Magazine

    WWII Book Review: The Last Good War

    The Last Good War: The Faces and Voices of World War II Photos by Thomas Sanders, text by Veronica Kavass, introduction by Hampton Sides. 224 pp. Welcome, 2010. $45. Nearly 12 million Americans served in the armed forces during World War...

  • World War II Magazine

    ‘Don’t Worry’: Letters to POWs

    Dozens of kind strangers relay an American POW’s reassuring words. In late November 1944, Private First Class Richard E. Kells and his unit were pulled off the front lines near the French town of Niederbronn-les-Bains, just shy of the...

  • World War II Magazine

    Unknown Soldiers: The Magician Who Made the Truth Disappear

    Wars have always offered opportunities for extraordinary adventure—and extraordinary tall tales. Jasper Maskelyne had his share of each, mostly the latter. A well-known magician on the London stage in the years before the war, Maskelyne...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Arms and Men: Pump Up the Volume

    From trumpets at Jericho to Eminem at Fallujah, music and sound have been valuable weapons. Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore leads his helicopter gunships in over the beach. Loudspeakers on the choppers blast Richard Wagner’s “The Ride...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    To Soldier On in a Dying War

    Was it mutiny, or did common sense prevail at Fire Support Base? In early March 1971, a Harris Poll found a  majority of Americans believed the war in Vietnam to be “morally wrong.” Later that month an Americal Division armored...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Who Are the Bad Guys?

    In the midst of deathly violence, humanity could prevail even among enemies. As a handful of soldiers gathered around the medic and his patient in the jungle’s growing darkness, one of them asked: “Is she doin’ any better, Doc? Is...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    An Autopsy of War

    A doctor’s stint in the bush reveals to him the grunts’ reality, why they say ‘it don’t mean nuthin’’ and worship the god DEROS. In August 1967, Dr. John Parrish, a Yale Medical School graduate trained in internal medicine, was...