Civil War Naval History Thesis Topic and New Book Acquisition: Union Jacks
Union Jacks

I’m narrowing down my thesis topic. I plan to examine the Civil War experience of those who enlisted in the navy under the rank of “Boy” including 1st, 2nd, and 3rd class who were under the age of eighteen. From what I’ve seen to date, this is an area not extensively researched. As is always […]

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A Slapdash War

A common theme among authors I have read this term who have written about the experiences of Civil War soldiers is the informality with which the war was conducted. Historian Bruce Canton called it “slapdash.” Now there’s a word we don’t use much today. I looked it up. Here’s Princeton’s take: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Slapdash adjective – […]

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