Between working on the inside and outside of my new home, I found some time to look around the web and find some Civil War material. This edition of Civil War Odds & Ends features quite a variety of topics, including what happens when you mix monsters and the Civil War. Read on to discover this for yourself! If I answered “gay lyncanthropic soldiers”, would you believe me?
- What happens when abominable snowmen and the Civil War mix? You get Yetisburg, a new game from Paizo Publishing.
- Waldo’s Virginia Political Blogroll takes a brief look at the 1864 Battle of Mobile Bay, made famous for Farragut’s apocryphal “Damn the torpedoes!” line.
- C. Peter Jorgensen reviews the new Gettysburg Visitor Center for the Civil War News. Hat tip to Eric Wittenberg.
- People ask me why I like the Civil War so much. Posts like this about a trip to Gettysburg do a little to put my feelings into words.
- Read this article to find out what Drew Gilpin Faust’s This Republic of Suffering has to do with honoring America’s war dead today.
- World Affairs Board asks “But did not Robert E Lee and Ulyssess S Grant began the healing by their very own actions?“. Answers, anyone?
- Jim Wickre posts Sullivan Ballou’s letter, made famous in Ken Burns’ PBS documentary The Civil War.
- We have more monsters mixing with the Civil War in this edition of Odds & Ends. J.M. Snyder has a series of books focusing on werecats (like werewolves but humans instead change into cats for those non-horror buffs among you) fighting in the Civil War. The trilogy, consisting of Under a Confederate Moon, Beneath a Yankee Sky, and A More Perfect Union, will be released as Between States this winter.
- Pete Belli writes about his new Civil War block game (a wargame using blocks for units) over at Board Game Geek.
- Check out this video on the Civil War made by Encylopedia Brittanica in the 1950s.
- Cyberspace security issues mirror those of the Civil War, according to Rod Beckstrom, director of the National Cyber Security Center in the Department of Homeland Security.
- Gail Buckley of the Washington Post reviews Stand the Storm, historical fiction depicting a family of free Blacks living in Georgetown in the Civil War period.
- Heather Keels of herald-mail.com offers a look at the “chaos” which ensues from a Civil War skirmish reenactment.
- The Battle of Antietam through the eyes of a cyclist.
- The Frederick News-Post covers Lee’s lost orders (no, they were not “secret” as the author of the article says; you’re looking for *Special* orders).
- blueridgenow.com relates the Henderson County Heritage Museum’s role in interpreting the county’s participation in the Civil War.
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