As promised, here’s another edition of Odds & Ends only two days later.
What is Odds & Ends? Here is the answer. In addition to the Civil War blogs, I’ve also subscribed to several phrases which allow me to find some interesting blog entries and news stories involving the Civil War. I’ve decided to create an on-again, off-again series of posts called Odds & Ends which will collect some of these entries.
Take a look at some of the recent happenings discussed in cyberspace:
- Ben Steelman of the Wilmington Star-News takes a look at Gary Gallagher’s new book on pop culture and the Civil War, Causes Won, Lost & Forgotten
- Shaun Kenney has an interesting post comparing Roman consul Publius Decius Mus’ self-sacrifice and devotion in battle in 339 B.C. to Lincoln’s dedication to Union soldiers’ devotion at the Battle of Gettysburg
- Bill Eichenberger of The Columbus Dispatch reviews Bevin Alexander’s new book How the South Could Have Won the Civil War
- Ari Kelman blogs on Shiloh as a “hinge” of the Civil War at The Edge of the American West
- A discussion on the World Affairs Board about the results if the South had won the Civil War
- Here’s a representative article on the well-publicized Gettysburg Electric Map controversy
- There is an interesting blog entry on war game design at Forgotten Lore, though not Civil War specific
- Lauren F. Winner has a dual review of Chandra Manning’s What This Cruel War Was Over and Drew Gilpin Faust’s This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
- Nick Kurtz at Battlefield Wanderings has some summaries of recent talks at the Rocky Mountain Civil War Roundtable’s Symposium by James Lee McDonough, Timothy Smith, and Ken Noe
- Robert Pruter of the Chicago Tribune reviews Did Lincoln Own Slaves? by Civil War Talk Radio host Gerry Prokopowicz. (Gerry, I’ve listened to the last few months of Civil War Talk Radio in the past two weeks, so I heard you plugging your book faithfully and thought I’d throw in my own meager contribution.)