My new book, Civil War Trailblazers and Troublemakers is now available in both e-book and paperback on Here is the link:  

The book is a series of short essays about key figures in the war, from Lincoln and Harriet Tubman to Sherman and Braxton Bragg, and why they were either a trailblazer or a troublemaker — or both!  I have also included a list of further readings about each character.  Most importantly, I have used period photos from the Library of Congress to underline how these people looked at the time and how they affected their age.  Look forward to hearing from you all about the book and seeing reviews on

Oh, and the last chapter is something I don’t think anyone has done before.  It is a tribute to the people behind the scenes, the cattle drovers, the drummer boys, the telegraph operators, the nurses, etc., who played such a critical role in the war.  The Library of Congress has so many wonderful photos of them, and you will enjoy seeing them also.

50 men and women who inalterably changed the civil war era



Author: geneofva

Author of "Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era," and of seven more Civil War books -- with more to come!!

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