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New York Times' "Disunion"-series

Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:07 pm

In case people hereabouts haven't heard about it :)

The New York Times is running a series of articles/essays/whatchemacallits ("blog", perhaps?) dealing with the ACW and various aspects of it. To quote its own blurb:
One-hundred-and-fifty years ago, Americans went to war with themselves. Disunion revisits and reconsiders America's most perilous period -- using contemporary accounts, diaries, images and historical assessments to follow the Civil War as it unfolded.

New articles are posted fiveish times a week, and each is long enough to delve a bit into detail, but not so long as to make a prolonged read that you need to plan for in advance ;)

The topics are varied, but usually deal with "something" that happened 150 years ago, i.e. this summer has seen articles that are tied into events of the summer of 1861 in some way.
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Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:16 pm

Cool! :w00t:

Thank you for the links, Rafiki! :thumbsup:

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Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:04 pm

Great :thumbsup:

Thanks for the link

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Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:33 am

Interesting article this week about the role of railroads in the ACW:
Among many other things, the Civil War marked the first significant use of the railroad as a military tool. Between the opening of the first European and American railroads in 1830 and the outbreak of the war in 1861, there had been a few short wars in which railways had played a supporting role in moving troops and supplying armies with ammunition. Never before, however, did it play such a central role in the strategic and tactical planning of both sides.

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Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:49 am

Thank you, again, Rafiki! ;)

It seems very interesting. :thumbsup:
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Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:36 pm

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