- Gone With the Wind and UFOs? Check it out.
- XDA has a list of the top 45 war movies ever made. I have no idea how these were chosen, but only three American Civil War movies made the list:
- Harry Smeltzer has a nice start to a bibliography for the attempts to take Charleston at Bull Runnings
- Jim Miller at Civil War Notebook provides his review policy for publishers so they know where he stands. This is a good idea and something I’ve been contemplating doing for some time now. TOCWOC’s review policy will appear as a permanent page on the site. After receiving several badly dinged up review copies from one publisher who shall remain nameless, this page is far past due. I’m a collector as well as a reader/reviewer, and I’d like to have at least a Near Fine copy for my troubles. However, you do get what you pay for, so I can’t complain too much.
- Eric at The Edge of the American West discusses how the bloated wartime government of 1861-1865 disappeared after the Civil War, not to return again until after World War II.
- Craig Swain’s thoughtful post on “Archives and Technology” at To the sound of the Guns brought up some points I hadn’t thought of concerning the ability to tamper with digitally stored archives. I supposes this is no different than someone writing in fake “notes” on printed documents, but it is much easier to produce a believable forgery using digitized materials.
- How did the North and South harness their respective railroads during the Civil War? Rene Tyree offers up his take on this topic in several parts at wig-wags.
- If you are in the St. Louis, Missouri area this summer, be sure to check out the Grant & Lee Exhibit at the Missouri Historical Society in Forest Park.
- Attack Machine asks, “Do We Still Have Grants and Shermans?“
- Sullivan Ballou and Memorial Day at Bearing Fruit Consulting
- Hood and Johnston in the 1864 Atlanta Campaign are linked to the current Presidential election
- A Civil War veteran from New Zealand is honored by his family
UPDATE: I found one other post I thought I’d include due to its quality. Another Old Movie Blog looks at the reluctance of Hollywood to portray our nation’s defining moment.
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