Civil War Book Review: Guide to the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign

by Brett Schulte July 16, 2014

Bowery, Charles R. Jr. and Rafuse, Ethan S. Guide to the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign. (University Press of Kansas: May 2014). 420 pages, 36 illustrations, 47 maps, notes, bibliography, index. ISBN: 978-0-7006-1959-7 $39.95 (Cloth). Charles Bowery and Ethan Rafuse’s Guide to the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign is the next in a long line of U. S. Army War College […]

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D. S. Freeman’s 4 Vol. Robert E. Lee Biography FREE Online

by Brett Schulte July 15, 2014

The internet can be indescribably awesome sometimes.  This is one of those times.  A recent thread posted at the Civil War Talk message board informed readers that Douglas Southall Freeman’s classic four volume biography of Robert E. Lee is online in its entirety, free, indexed, and searchable.  All 4 volumes.  All 2421 pages.  Simply amazing. […]

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Bearss and Suderow Win 2014 D. S. Freeman Award for The Petersburg Campaign, Volume 2

by Brett Schulte July 14, 2014

Savas Beatie released the following press release recently to announce that the Ed Bearss/Bryce Suderow collaboration on the Petersburg Campaign, The Petersburg Campaign, Volume 2, has won the 2014 Douglas Southall Freeman History Award: El Dorado Hills, CA July 1, 2014 - The Petersburg Campaign, Volume II: The Western Front Battles, September 1864 – April 1865, by […]

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The Siege of Petersburg on Bermuda Hundred

by Brett Schulte June 25, 2014

Many people are familiar with the Bermuda Hundred Campaign of May 1864.  What fewer know is that the Bermuda Hundred front was “contested” throughout the entire Siege of Petersburg.  I placed the word contested in quotes because that front was not an area of focus in Grant’s major offensives against Richmond and Petersburg.  It was […]

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Petersburg Volume 2 Wins the Douglas Southall Freeman Award

by Brett Schulte June 23, 2014

I just received news that The Petersburg Campaign Volume 2: The Western Front Battles September 1864-April 1865 by Ed Bearss, and edited by Bryce Suderow, has won the Douglas Southall Freeman award.  More to come as more information is available, and buy the book. Editor Bryce Suderow had the following to say about winning the award: I feel […]

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Short Takes

by Fred Ray May 24, 2014

The Wall Street Journal has a very interesting article that covers several Civil War topics – primarily that the bills for a war keep coming in long after the guns go silent, but also that there are still widows from that conflict drawing pensions right here in NC, not to mention theirs was a real […]

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The Killing of Uncle John Sedgwick – 150 years ago today

by Fred Ray May 9, 2014

One hundred and fifty years ago today the bloody battle of the Wilderness was over and the even bloodier battle of Spotsylvania Court House just beginning. One of those who fell this day was was the commander of the Union Sixth Corps, Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick. Here’s an article that I wrote about the incident […]

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