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The Siren

November 25, 2017 Al Mackey 0

The citation for this case is 74 US [7 Wall.] 152. In February of 1865 the US Navy captured the steamer Siren in Charleston Harbor, attempting […]

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With Malice Toward Some

November 24, 2017 Al Mackey 0

This book by Professor William Blair of Penn State University examines how Federal officials punished treason in the Civil War and just afterward. In the […]

Audacity Personified

October 29, 2017 Al Mackey 0

This excellent book edited by Pete Carmichael contains six essays by leading historians considering various aspects of Robert E. Lee’s generalship. We’ve already considered the […]