Monthly Archives: April 2014

General Dorsey Pender: the Rebel, the Christian

As I was reading Shelby Foote’s account of the battle of Gettysburg (Civil War, A Narrative, Vol. 2), I was struck by his description of the death of Confederate Major General Dorsey Pender. [T]here still was Pender, whose division was … Continue reading

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A Civil War Propaganda “Broadcast”

Long before the Germans and Japanese used radio to broadcast propaganda in WW2, the American military tried a more primitive method during the Civil War. Anyone who has watched their share of old World War II movies is familiar with … Continue reading

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