Monthly Archives: October 2017

Hood’s Texas Brigade: the Soldiers and Families of the Confederacy’s Most Celebrated Unit

Hood’s Texas Brigade: One of the most effective units to fight on either side of the Civil War, the Texas Brigade of the Army of Northern Virginia served under Robert E. Lee from the Seven Days Battles in 1862 to … Continue reading

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Don’t Hurry Me Down to Hades: The Civil War in the Words of Those Who Lived It

Don’t Hurry Me Down to Hades: Don’t Hurry Me Down to Hades is the story of families enduring the whirlwind of the Civil War, told through the words of famous and ordinary citizens and ranging from the battlefield to the … Continue reading

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Civil War Citizens: Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in America’s Bloodiest Conflict

Civil War Citizens: At its core, the Civil War was a conflict over the meaning of citizenship. Most famously, it became a struggle over whether or not to grant rights to a group that stood outside the pale of civil-society: … Continue reading

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The Harp and the Eagle: Irish-American Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861-1865

The Harp and the Eagle On the eve of the Civil War, the Irish were one of America’s largest ethnic groups, and approximately 150,000 fought for the Union. Analyzing letters and diaries written by soldiers and civilians; military, church, and … Continue reading

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