The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta

The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta Marc Wortman ISBN 978-1-58648-482-8 Pub date: 08/11/09 Price: $28.95/36.50 Canada 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 464 pages . The good folks at PublicAffairs Books sent me a review copy of Marc Wortman’s  The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta viewable on my virtual bookshelves here. I […]

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Review of History Shots – History of the Union Army, American Civil War 1861 – 1865
Zoom of The History of the Union Army

Larry Gormley of History Shots kindly agreed to let me review the series of “information graphics” he has created that focus on military history. This post begins a brief series that I’ll do on all three, two depicting information about the opposing armies in the American Civil War: History of the Union Army and History […]

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On Geography Lessons and Civil War Cartography

– The highlight of the first five chapters of Two Great Rebel Armies by Richard M. McMurray was hands down the lesson on geography. This is, I fear, an area that receives too little emphasis in our study of the war. Particularly interesting was the reference to the Shenandoah Valley (Valley of Virginia) and the […]

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On Military Preparedness and Cartography during the American Civil War

From class reading several weeks ago, I thought I would share a fascinating quote from T. Harry Williams and his 1952 work Lincoln and His Generals discussing the military preparedness of both sides to wage the war between the states. “All of them were unready for war in 1861, and in that year and even […]

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