No real introduction this time. Let’s get right to a look at Civil War news and info from blogs, other web sites, and newspapers.
- David Woodbury has an interview up with Victoria Bynum, author of The Free State of Jones. In addition to appearing on DW’s Civil War blog, Dr. Bynum was also a guest on Gerald Prokopowicz’s Civil War Talk Radio program on March 21, 2008.
- Paul Taylor at With Sword and Pen discusses the importance of buying first editions of books to avoid depreciation of your collection
- Rene Tyree at wig-wags weighs in on Edward Hagerman’s book and “Lee’s Failure to Entrench” during the Civil War
- More on Gettysburg’s view restoration at Civil War Librarian
- Another question from Yahoo Answers, this one asking “How far [sic] was the American Civil War caused by slavery?”
- The History News Network reviews Walter McDougall’s Throes of Democracy
- A request for Civil War reenactors for an upcoming movie to be shot in September 2008
- A great post from John David Hoptak on Henry Pleasants, the 48th Pennsylvania, the digging of the Petersburg Mine, and historical fiction
- The Richmond Times-Dispatch asks “What legacies are we commemorating?” in regards to Virginia’s commemoration (remember, it’s not a “celebration”) of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War
- It wouldn’t be Odds & Ends without the obligatory This Republic of Suffering review, would it? How come none of these reviews are coming from the Civil War blogs?
- readingeagle.com has an article up on Civil War Reenacting
- Desktop Genealogist Unplugged blogs about his family’s Civil War connections
- Visiting historic Vicksburg from the Parkersburg (WV) News and Sentinel
- Rob Wick’s recommendation against a Lincoln assassination book you should avoid
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