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Justus Scheibert, an officer in the Royal Prussian Engineers, was sent to the United States for seven months to observe the Civil War and report the effects of artillery on fortifications. Sheibert's narrative portrays soldiers, weaponry, and battles, including the first, and one of the few, studies of combined operations in the Civil War.

Justus Scheibert, an officer in the Royal Prussian Engineers, was sent to the United States for seven months to observe the Civil War and report the effects of artillery on fortifications. Sheibert's narrative portrays soldiers, weaponry, and battles, including the first, and one of the few, studies of combined operations in the Civil War.

The Ongoing Civil War is a selection of the essays that best represent the successful balance between "serious scholarship" and a narrative reading style preferred by the educated layman. They cover a range of topics as diverse as conflict among commanders, the supply runs vital to the Union victory at Gettysburg, the network of scouts and spies used by Robert E. Lee, and the painstaking process of organizing and publishing the Official Records.

The Ongoing Civil War is a selection of the essays that best represent the successful balance between "serious scholarship" and a narrative reading style preferred by the educated layman. They cover a range of topics as diverse as conflict among commanders, the supply runs vital to the Union victory at Gettysburg, the network of scouts and spies used by Robert E. Lee, and the painstaking process of organizing and publishing the Official Records.

Key Command reveals the story of how Ulysses S. Grant honed his strategic skills at his first district command position while also telling of the changes that came to Cairo, Illinois, the southernmost northern city during the civil war.

Key Command reveals the story of how Ulysses S. Grant honed his strategic skills at his first district command position while also telling of the changes that came to Cairo, Illinois, the southernmost northern city during the civil war.

The wealthiest southern state before the Civil War, Louisiana was the poorest by 1880. Louisianians in the Civil War brings to the forefront the suffering endured by Louisianians during and after the war—hardships more severe than those suffered by the majority of residents in the Confederacy.

The wealthiest southern state before the Civil War, Louisiana was the poorest by 1880. Louisianians in the Civil War brings to the forefront the suffering endured by Louisianians during and after the war—hardships more severe than those suffered by the majority of residents in the Confederacy.

This collection of essays is a compendium of historian Herman Hattaway’s writings from throughout his more-than-forty-year career. Hattaway has made many important scholarly contributions to our understanding of the Civil War, including new information on the military use of balloons, the relevance of religion in warfare, and the nature of good (and bad) military leadership.

This collection of essays is a compendium of historian Herman Hattaway’s writings from throughout his more-than-forty-year career. Hattaway has made many important scholarly contributions to our understanding of the Civil War, including new information on the military use of balloons, the relevance of religion in warfare, and the nature of good (and bad) military leadership.

The Ongoing Civil War is a selection of the essays that best represent the successful balance between "serious scholarship" and a narrative reading style preferred by the educated layman. They cover a range of topics as diverse as conflict among commanders, the supply runs vital to the Union victory at Gettysburg, the network of scouts and spies used by Robert E. Lee, and the painstaking process of organizing and publishing the Official Records.

The Ongoing Civil War is a selection of the essays that best represent the successful balance between "serious scholarship" and a narrative reading style preferred by the educated layman. They cover a range of topics as diverse as conflict among commanders, the supply runs vital to the Union victory at Gettysburg, the network of scouts and spies used by Robert E. Lee, and the painstaking process of organizing and publishing the Official Records.

Dressing up to attend the Civil War reenactment at the Genesee Country Museum... we weren't part of the official group (obviously with a General at age 11!), but it was fun to walk around in costumes and feel like we were part of the setting. This introduced Jaron to the world of reenacting, and although he never officially joined a Civil War unit, he did participate in authentic Revolutionary reenactments in his later years! (The British side, at that!)

Dressing up to attend the Civil War reenactment at the Genesee Country Museum... we weren't part of the official group (obviously with a General at age 11!), but it was fun to walk around in costumes and feel like we were part of the setting. This introduced Jaron to the world of reenacting, and although he never officially joined a Civil War unit, he did participate in authentic Revolutionary reenactments in his later years! (The British side, at that!)

Resources for Civil War studies.  This website is for home schooled students and it has everything Civil war from the culture of the time, timelines, battle information, book ideas and pictures.  It is a great resource with a lot of information. (credit Cindy Downes)

Resources for Civil War studies. This website is for home schooled students and it has everything Civil war from the culture of the time, timelines, battle information, book ideas and pictures. It is a great resource with a lot of information. (credit Cindy Downes)

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