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Sherman’s March by Burke Davis

Sherman’s March is an excellent account of William T. Sherman’s devastating sweep through Georgia and the Carolinas during the last days of the U.S. Civil War.  In addition to the thorough and engaging narrative, Davis includes eyewitness accounts from hundreds … Continue reading

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Neverhome by Laird Hunt

In a unique perspective of the US Civil War, Laird Hunt presents a work of historical fiction narrated by a woman.  Disguised as a man, she calls herself Ash Thompson, leaves her husband on the farm, and takes up arms … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen

Among the many Southerners who were determined to help the North win the US Civil War, was a woman called Elizabeth Van Lew.  Called “Crazy Bet,” she resided in Richmond, and not only aided Union POWs at the local prison; … Continue reading

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The Fateful Lightning by Jeff Shaara

The last novel in Shaara’s four novel series on the Western Theater of the U.S. Civil War, started as a surprise.  I thought for sure Shaara would open this novel with Sherman’s taking, and subsequent burning of Atlanta.  But that … Continue reading

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