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Trusty Companions: My Battered O.R. Copies for N.C. Operations in 1864
My copies of the O.R. (navy & army) for North Carolina in 1864      Here are my well-worn copies of the army and navy Official Records covering operations in North Carolina during the first half of 1864. They were my steady companions through several years ...

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George Bernard's Diary Entry: New Year's Eve 1865
"Many indeed are the difficulties before me. I have resolved to face them." On New Year's Eve in 1865, George S. Bernard offered the following reflections in his diary. A former member of the 12th Virginia and a lawyer, Bernard had returned home to Petersbu...

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Earthworks in Your Neighborhood: Richmond's North Side
In gathering research for a new project, I've been poring over Confederate and Union maps of Richmond's Civil War fortifications. Just for kicks, I matched a Corps of Engineers map with a current USGS topo map to identify the approximate, modern-day locatio...

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Exciting News: The Fight for the Old North State
University Press of Kansas has posted the product page for my new book, The Fight for the Old North State: The Civil War in North Carolina, January-May 1864 .  Description, release date, blurbs, etc. - check it out!                         

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Selby on Meade: War Scholar Podcast
My friend John Selby, a professor at Roanoke College, recently spoke with Cris Alverez at the War Scholar podcast about his new book Meade: The Price of Command from Kent State University Press . John's take on Meade goes against the conventional grain and ...
Selby on Meade: War Scholar Podcast
Selby on Meade: War Scholar Podcast
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More Books: Denmark Vesey's Garden, Reed's Combined Operations, and Chesson on Richmond
Between breaks in work on my North Carolina book , I've tried to read a few titles that do not prominently feature George Pickett, Benjamin Butler, or Robert Hoke. Here are some I've found particularly interesting: Denmark Vesey's Garden:  Slavery and Memor...

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N.C. Book Update
The North Carolina book is moving along nicely. I recently finished making changes and corrections in response to the copy editor's review. The manuscript is now back with the University Press of Kansas for layout and will then be ready for proofreading. It...
N.C. Book Update
N.C. Book Update
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Visit to Franklin, Tennessee
The Federal line near the Carter House My wife and I enjoyed a nice getaway last weekend in Nashville with some longtime friends. On our
last day, we made it down to Franklin for some sightseeing. With my friend Aaron Cohen navigating, I tramped around a f...
Visit to Franklin, Tennessee
Visit to Franklin, Tennessee
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Another Visit to Plymouth, North Carolina
Fort Compher site, Plymouth N.C. Recently, I had the chance to make another visit to Plymouth and explore the sites of some of the more obscure fortifications there - most of which are long gone now - and check out some other locations around the town. As I...

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The 1864 New Bern Expedition: Abram P. Haring's Medal of Honor Letter
Abram P. Haring's Medal of Honor File- NARA My upcoming North Carolina book from University Press of Kansas includes several chapters on the often overlooked Confederate expedition against New Bern in early February 1864. During the first hours of that oper...
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