Category Archives: Civil War collectibles

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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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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“The Lions of Gettysburg: Barksdale and the 13th Mississippi”

Dr. Christopher J. Lahr of Mississippi and several colleagues are collaborating on a new multi-media project on Confederate Brigadier General William Barksdale and his brigade of Mississippi infantry regiments at the battle of Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. The fiery … Continue reading

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Road Trip: The Southern Museum of Locomotive and Civil War History

In affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution, the Southern Museum of Civil War  and Locomotive History, according to the organization’s website, is “home to the General locomotive, stolen during the Civil War’s Great Locomotive Chase; a reproduction of the locomotive assembly … Continue reading

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New Gettysburg book from Union generals’ perspective

“The Yankees had something to do with it,” Maj. Gen. George Pickett reportedly said when asked why the Army of Northern Virginia had lost the battle of Gettysburg. Author Kerry Hotaling uses that well known phrase as the title of … Continue reading

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Savas Beatie authors to sign books at Gettysburg for the anniversary week

Savas Beatie LLC, a leading independent publisher of Civil War and military history books, has announced the schedule for its authors who will be signing books are various locations in and around Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, during the 152nd Anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Spy Stories

Savas Beatie LLC has just published Tom Ryan’s excellent new book on Spies, Scouts, and Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign: How the Critical Role of Intelligence Impacted the Outcome of Lee’s Invasion of the North. June-July 1865. It is a … Continue reading

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Lincoln used prominent anti-slavery bishop to influence British opinion

During the first half of the 19th century, citizens in the young country of the United States of America found plenty of topics of dissension. Besides fighting British, Native Americans, North Africans, and Mexicans in military conflicts, residents quarreled on … Continue reading

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New book on famed Admiral David Farragut

David Glasgow Farragut is a revered name in 19th-century United States Naval lore. Largely forgotten today by the general public other than Civil War buffs, in his day Farragut was one of the most well known American military figures. He … Continue reading

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