Category Archives: Civil War collectibles

Kickstarter campaign to fund To Appomattox mini-series

OVERVIEW TO APPOMATTOX is a meticulously researched, historically precise and dramatically powerful television series that thrives upon the emotional lives of some of America’s most revered notional icons—the Civil War generals, their wives and families—against a backdrop of a war … Continue reading

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“Antiques Roadshow”-type event in York County; concurrent book signing

The Manchester Township Historical Society is sponsoring an Antique Appraisal Clinic (in the spirit of the popular TV program Antiques Roadshow). This popular event will take place this Tuesday, April 1, 2014, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Municipal Building, … Continue reading

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Dinner & a movie! Lancaster CWRT presents Ron Maxwell and “The Copperhead”

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Guest blogger: Michael Bernzweig on the hobby of metal detecting

One of my friends found these items while metal detecting a couple of years ago at the site of the June 28, 1863, skirmish at Wrightsville, Pennsylvania. Another friend has also found dropped Minie balls and other artifacts in a … Continue reading

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First ever biography of Union General Gordon Granger

Civil War buffs familiar with the battle of Chickamauga likely are familiar with the name Gordon Granger. Commanding the Reserve Corps, on his own initiative and without orders, he moved his force to Snodgrass Hill to reinforce Maj. Gen. George … Continue reading

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Savas Beatie Title Wins Nathan Bedford Forrest History Book Award

El Dorado Hills, CA January 16, 2014 – Confederate General William “Extra Billy” Smith: From Virginia’s Statehouse to Gettysburg Scapegoat by Scott L. Mingus, Sr. was selected as the 2013 winner of the Nathan Bedford Forrest History Book Award. The … Continue reading

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New Lincoln book drawing strong reviews

Hundreds of books have been written about Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. Many focus naturally on his conduct of the Civil War and/or his dealings with the slavery emancipation question. Some deal more with his congressional … Continue reading

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Holiday book signing!!!

My good friend and co-author Jim McClure and I extend our holiday greetings to you, dear Cannonball readers. We hope you have a great holiday season and get to spend time with your loved ones and friends. Jim and I … Continue reading

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New book looks at immigrant Civil War soldiers who received the Medal of Honor

Corporal Peter McAdams, of Company A, 98th Pennsylvania, received the Medal of Honor  for his actions on May 3, 1863, at the battle of Salem Church in northern Virginia. His citation reads “Went 250 yards in front of his regiment … Continue reading

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New Cooper Wingert book has essays on Dick Ewell at Carlisle

Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, played a key role in the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign. As with neighboring York County, its strategic importance to Confederate military movements has been downplayed somewhat over the years as the focal shifted to Adams County and the … Continue reading

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