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The Forgotten Custer

March 9, 2014 Mathew W. Lively 2

Having recently read the new war-time biography of Gen. George Armstrong Custer, I became interested in the story of his younger brother, Tom. Although Armstrong is the more famous of the two – albeit mainly […]

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Is this Stonewall Jackson in Camp?

October 15, 2013 Mathew W. Lively 30

  Stonewall Jackson had two portrait photographs taken during the Civil War – one in Winchester, Virginia, in November 1862 and the other near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in April 1863. No other period photographs of Jackson […]

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Civil War Nicknames

August 17, 2013 Mathew W. Lively 0

The American Civil War had its share of intriguing characters, many of whom had colorful nicknames to match. Some received their monikers out of respect and admiration, while others were labeled out of contempt or […]