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Articles with keyword "Civil War"

Civil War soldiers from Wisconsin


Badger Boys in Blue

Wisconsin remembers its Badger Boys who fought for the Union.

Robert E. Lee astride Traveller


How Did Robert E. Lee Become an American Icon?

The man was remembered, but not his cause.

Image of Lincoln at McClellan's camp


Lincoln the Great

Though He Didn’t Look That Way at the Time.

William Orton Williams


Curiously Reckless Rebels

An exquisitely fine pencil drawing hanging in a bedroom at Tudor Place in Georgetown in the nation’s capital has a tragic tale to tell that is lacking in some basic details.

Image of Captain Thomas William Sweeny


Love and Hate during Wartime

In the Lizzie Gilmore collection of family letters, available through Community and Conflict, a new digital archive devoted to life in the Ozarks during the Civil War, the formalities of correspondenc

Tracing of Louisa May Alcott's hand


Little Woman

The devilish, dutiful daughter Louisa May Alcott.

Charlton Heston playing Ben-Hur



The Book That Shook the World


Editor's Note, May/June 2011

How is it that our culture has studied and written and published large libraries’ worth of new books on the Civil War, and yet reading Drew Gilpin Faust, this year’s Jefferson Lecturer, is like discov


The War 150 Years Later

As the sesquicentennial nears, a selection of past, present, and future humanities projects.

Young Union soldier with bayoneted musket, knife, and revolver.


"Daybreak Gray and Dim"

How the Civil War changed Walt Whitman's poetry.