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More Civil War Nicknames

March 12, 2017 Mathew W. Lively 1

Over the years, a previous article on Civil War Nicknames has remained one of the most popular posts on this site, so much so that a sequel to the original seems to be in order. […]

Book Profiles

Clouds of Glory

July 29, 2014 Civil War Profiles 3

Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee Michael Korda Hardcover; 832 pages. HarperCollins (2014) Clouds of Glory is a lengthy, and at times redundant, biography that focuses largely on Robert E. […]

Book Profiles

Robert E. Lee in War and Peace

December 1, 2013 Civil War Profiles 0

Robert E. Lee in War and Peace: The Photographic History of a Confederate and American Icon Donald A. Hopkins Hardcover; 216 pages Savas Beatie (2013) Donald A. Hopkins has written what is destined to be […]

Lee, Robert E.

Robert E. Lee Death Mask

October 12, 2013 Civil War Profiles 0

The original death mask of Robert E. Lee was taken by American sculptor Clark Mills upon Lee’s death in Lexington, VA on October 12, 1870. This copy of the mask is on display at the […]

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Traveller’s Stable

September 8, 2013 Civil War Profiles 2

Brick stable behind the president’s house at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA. It was built in 1869 for Robert E. Lee’s famous war horse, Traveller, while Lee was president of the then Washington […]