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Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief

| October 1, 2014

From Penguin Press comes word that a new book about Jefferson Davis will be released on 7 October 2014. The book, by Prof. James M. McPherson, Embattled Rebel:  Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief, is a worthy companion to his earlier book, Tried by War:  Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief.  Although McPherson tries to […]

August 2014 Posts

| September 5, 2014

A listing of the August 2014 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Monuments at Gettysburg – 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry July 2014 Posts Lewis Doutrich – 207th Pennsylvania Infantry Monuments at Gettysburg – 26th Pennsylvania Infantry Obituary of Thomas W. Hoffman – Medal of Honor Recipient Benneville Hoyer – Amputee Charged with Selling […]

July 2014 Posts

| August 4, 2014

A listing of the July 2014 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: Was Preston Saltzer a Drummer Boy? The Great Shohola Train Wreck – The 150th Anniversary Remembrance June 2014 Posts Jacob Shiro – Some News Stories Albert P. Schoffstall – 2nd Lieutenant in the 6th Pennsylvania Infantry Michael Polm – Died […]

June 2014 Posts

| July 7, 2014

A listing of the June 2014 posts on The Civil War Blog with direct links: William Gratz and a Mother’s Pension The Shamokin Soldiers’ Circle – The Cemetery List – Identified Grave Sites The Shamokin Soldiers’ Circle – The Cemetery List – Unidentified Grave Sites May 2014 Posts The Great Shohola Train Wreck – Adam […]

The Great Shohola Train Wreck – The 150th Anniversary Remembrance

| July 4, 2014

The 15 July 2014, is the 150th Anniversary of the Great Shohola Train Wreck.  A series of posts presented here on this blog over the past several months described some of the known facts and controversies regarding that disaster and also gave some personal information about some of the persons who were involved.  Much new […]