Monthly Archives: September 2015

New historical fiction “Seven Days in July” on the battle of Atlanta

Normally I do not read or review historical fiction (for time and interest reasons), but my friend Jim Schmick of the fine Civil War and More, Inc. bookstore in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, referred the publicist for author Kenneth Griffiths to me. … Continue reading

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New book on the failed 1861 Peace Conference in Washington DC

Following the presidential election of 1860 which saw Abraham Lincoln win both the popular vote and the electoral college, several Deep South states, concerned over the Republican Party’s platform against the westward expansion of slavery, seceded from the Union and … Continue reading

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Robert E. Lee Comes Home From War: Topic at York CWRT on September 16

National Park Service photo of Ranger Matt Atkinson The York Civil War Round Table will feature Matt Atkinson at its monthly meeting on September 16, 2015. Mr. Atkinson will present a PowerPoint talk on “Robert E. Lee Comes Home from … Continue reading

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New book looks at the origins of the Custer legends

As a small boy, I was fascinated by stories of Civil War generals from my native Ohio. I grew up 10 miles from Phil Sheridan’s boyhood home of Somerset and some 20 miles from William T. Sherman’s home in Lancaster. … Continue reading

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