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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. […]

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The Phantom Limbs of George Dedlow

August 16, 2015 Mathew W. Lively 0

In July 1866, The Atlantic Monthly magazine published a lead article titled “The Case of George Dedlow.” Although the author was anonymous, it appeared to be an autobiographical narrative of a physician who had served […]

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The Changing Face of Lincoln

February 15, 2015 Mathew W. Lively 8

Abraham Lincoln’s physical appearance changed dramatically during his tenure as President of the United States. The magnitude of his apparent aging is often demonstrated by showing a photograph from the start of his first term […]