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Muskets and Memories: A Modern Man’s Journey through the Civil War

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Request for Help – 1st Minnesota photographs

This is Wayne Jorgenson. I am a Civil War collector and historian on the First Minnesota Infantry. I am in the final stages of writing a book about the men who served in the First Minnesota Infantry during the Civil … Continue reading

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Excerpts from Midnight Rising: John Brown and the raid that sparked the Civil War by Tony Horwitz

A new book on the famed abolitionist John Brown will be released next week (Oct. 25). It is written by Tony Horwitz, who previously wrote the best-seller, “Confederates in the Attic.” Bloomberg recently posted five excerpts in advance of this … Continue reading

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Pursuit – by Dean Urdahl

          Pursuit is an interesting novel by Dean Urdahl. A fictionalized account of the 1862-1863 battles against the Dakota Indians. Urdahl uses the fiction to bring out the action – everything is accurate historically. Compare this … Continue reading

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Sisters pen book on Civil War history

by Mark Wineka, Salisbury (N.C.) Post MOCKSVILLE — For five years, sisters Mary Alice Hasty and Hazel Winfree relied on John Spillman to supply the ham biscuits and coffee for breakfast or the tomato soup and grilled sandwiches for lunch. … Continue reading

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Best-selling author signs copies of new Civil War book in Hagerstown

By KATE S. ALEXANDER kate.alexander@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN—  A stack of letters bound in ribbon and hidden in an Eastern Shore (Md.) home ignited an acclaimed book telling the stories of little-known Civil War heroes and skyrocketed author Adam Goodheart to the New … Continue reading

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Civil War Trust provides history lovers with ‘Essential To-Do List’ for 150th Anniversary

(Washington, D.C.) – Whether it’s standing atop Chattanooga’s Lookout Mountain or inside Antietam’s Dunker Church, or viewing the remains of the ironclad USS Monitor or the Confederate submarine HL Hunley, some experiences have the power to bring history alive like nothing … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Assassination: New research unravels old myths

By Jeffrey S. Williams Concordia University-St. Paul, Minn. Written for Dr. David Woodard’s “Readings in American History” class – April 2011. The Northern States were celebrating the end of the Civil War when President Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford’s … Continue reading

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Fire on the Water exhibit at Athenaeum observes 150th anniversary of Civil War

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – A ship that helped turn the tide of public opinion at home and abroad during the Civil War is featured in a new exhibit, “Fire on the Water: Portsmouth’s Kearsarge Sinks the Deadly Confederate Raider Alabama.” “Civilian … Continue reading

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Too Many Civil War Books?

Written by John Hiett  The flood of books a couple of years ago commemorating the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth got me wondering just how many Lincoln books our library could absorb. When so many titles get published at once, don’t … Continue reading

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