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  • America's Civil War Magazine

    ACW Book Review: Awaiting the Heavenly Country

    Awaiting the Heavenly Country: The Civil War and America’s Culture of Death by Mark S. Schantz, Cornell University Press, 2008, $24.95 At a time when the death of one or two American soldiers in Iraq or elsewhere makes national headlines...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Harvesting the Dead

    In the war’s aftermath, an unprecedented campaign was launched to locate and reinter the bodies of soldiers buried on battlefields. Only a little more than three months had passed since Appomattox when Horace Bushnell addressed the...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Letter from the Editor- April 2008

    A Place for Reflection It’s hard to imagine the United States without Arlington National Cemetery. That solemn garden of stone is an American icon, a “must see” on visits to Washington, D.C. Guidebooks enable visitors to pay their...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Today- April 2008

    One Less Unidentified Gettysburg Casualty Relatives of Confederate Colonel Isaac Erwin Avery had searched for the North Carolinian’s grave in the Williamsport, Md., area for close to a century, but were unable to find it until Hagers...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    The Battle is Over

    Yankees, Rebels, and perhaps a notorious assassin, repose together at Baltimore’s Green Mount Cemetery. On a bright October morning in downtown Baltimore, I find myself surrounded by tombstones. Like obstacles in a funhouse, the grave...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Picking Up the Pieces

    Bone collectors were responsible for a series of postwar images of the battlefields near Fredericksburg. Mystery has long surrounded a collection of photographic images of the battlefields administered collectively today by the...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Down in the Trenches, Smeared With Blood

    Seventeen years ago, in a spirited and widely reprinted article, Mark E. Neely Jr. sought to refute the notion that the Civil War had been a “total war.” Ever since then, Neely writes in his most recent book, The Civil War and the...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Letter from the Editor- April 2009

    How Do You Define Total? It’s comforting to know—especially for magazine and book publishers—that America’s Civil War continues to inspire debate on a number of fronts. One argument centers on the nature of the conflict: Was it a...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Book Review: Southerners at Rest

    Southerners at Rest: Confederate Dead at Hollywood Cemetery by Chris L. Ferguson, Angle Valley Press Not long after the Civil War ended, leaving 620,000 Union and Confederate dead in its wake, the federal government instituted a national...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    So Far From Home

    The family of a Confederate colonel killed at Gettysburg learned that the dead must sometimes remain truly and forever lost. Every soldier must face the possibility of his own demise, knowing that troops must often sacrifice themselves for...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Putting Faces to the Names on the Wall

    Education Center to usher in new era of understanding. The names. The roll of names, each etched a half-inch tall into polished black Bangalore granite, stretches 493 feet, 6 inches. The names begin with Dale R. Buis and end with Richard...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- August 2010

    Vietnam Vets First to Spot Times Square Car Bomb On May 1, two Times Square street vendors, Vietnam veterans Lance Orton and Duane Jackson, were hawking their T-shirts and handbags on a typical Saturday evening in New York’s busy theater...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    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...

  • American History Magazine

    Last Train Home

    After World War II, fallen American service personnel rode the rails to their resting places. ...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    Inventing Military Dog Tags

    Shortly after the surrender at Appomattox, Union Maj. Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and his men stopped to camp near Hanover Court House in Virginia. Just around midnight Chamberlain was roused from his sleep as his horse stirred at its...

  • American History Magazine

    Gazette- American History August 2012

    Personal Letters Reveal Nixon’s Biggest Secret Love can do strange things to people. It even turned Richard Nixon—not exactly known as a romantic—into a serious pitcher of woo. Six courtship letters between the 20-something future...