It’s time for another round of Odds & Ends, including what I think is a strange claim that Stephen Crane was at Antietam, fought ten years before he was born! This is going to be a bit of a long one so I can clean out everything I still wanted to comment on and start fresh for next week. Without further ado, on to these items of interest:
- Mr. Nussbaum contains an Interactive American Civil War site for kids
- The colonel who claimed he fought alongside Stephen Crane at Antietam is not apocryphal
- Joe Abercrombie relates his appreciation for Ken Burns’ The Civil War after multiple viewings over the years since it came out
- A favorable book review of Newt Gingrich’s Grant Comes East from Below the Beltway
- Below the Beltway also weighs in on Gingrich’s earlier work Gettysburg
- Black Cat Bone takes Philip Kennicott of the Washington Post to task for recommending the removal of all the monuments at Gettysburg in addition to the site line clearing removal of trees
- Welcome to the new Civil War blog Bands in the War of Northern Agression! I’ve added a link in the blogroll to the right.
- A book review of The Civil War Letters of Joseph Hopkins Twichell: A Chaplain’s Story at Christianity Today
- Board Game Geek members vote on the Best Civil War General
- An article on how “suburban sprawl” is threatening our National Parks, including Civil War sites
- Desert Beacon blogs on the situation described in the article above
- Scott Mingus discusses a small diorama depicting the Skirmish of Wrightsville
- The Ten Ring takes a look at The Starbuck Chronicles, a four–volume set of Civil War novels by Bernard Cromwell
Whew! That was a long one. I hope you’re all still with me. I’m finding it very interesting to read reviews of Civil War related books on blogs and web sites which do not necessarily focus on the topic 24/7/365 like we do.
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