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The Red Badge of Courage Published on This Date

Stephen Crane’s classic tale of the Civil War, The Red Badge of Courage, was published in book form on this date in 1895. Advertisements

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The Book That “Started” the Civil War

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin published on this date in 1852.

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Shelby Foote Born on This Date

Historian Shelby Foote was born on this date in 1916. Foote, who wrote The Civil War: A Narrative, came into the national spotlight as a central commentator in Ken Burns’s documentary “The Civil War.” Foote claimed that the Civil War … Continue reading

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Whitman Born on This Date

American poet Walt Whitman born this day in 1819. A native of Long Island, New York, Whitman served as a volunteer nurse during the Civil War; he also worked as a journalist, teacher, and government clerk in addition to publishing … Continue reading

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Her Truth Goes Marching On

American poet Julia Ward Howe born on this date in 1819. Howe wrote the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

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Victor Hugo Born on This Date

French writer Victor Hugo born on this date in 1802. Hugo is the author of Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. Les Miserables became popular with American soldiers fighting in the Civil War. The Army of Northern Virginia began … Continue reading

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