Civil War Talks on the Life of Jacob Cox, the Battle of Antietam, the Battle of Franklin, and the War in West Virginia

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A picture says a thousands words — here is an example. This is the official portrait of Jacob Cox as Governor of Ohio. He was elected in 1865 while still in the Volunteer Army. He chose to be pictured as what I call the consummate “citizen-general.” A self-trained military man, Cox the private citizen had an outstanding military career in the Civil War, but then chose to return to civilian life. In the painting he wears his dress uniform as a two-star Major General, but in his hand is his commission as Governor. On the table behind him is his commission as a general, his sword and scabbard, and his binoculars. The latter are symbols of what he has left behind, but also reminders that they are available if the nation calls again. This is among the reasons why I put this picture on the cover of my biography of Cox, “Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era.” The book is available via amazon. com. See also my web-site, https://civilwarhistory-geneschmiel.com

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Mississippi River Quiz — Prizes

Mississippi River Quiz — Prizes!

Below are two pictures I took on my recent American Cruise Lines cruise on the Mississippi — I was the Guest Speaker about the Civil War and related topics. (I also include a picture of the riverboat on which we traveled–thanks American Cruise Lines)

The first person to identify the location of the pictures, i.e. in what city, will win a prize, i.e. a free copy of my new book in the Kindle/tablet version. If you can identify, in the first picture, the name of the person exemplified in the statue, and in the second, the name of the person who inhabited that apartment where he wrote his first book, you will be applauded loudly and honored by the Facebook community. Happy quizzing! https://civilwarhistory-geneschmiel.com20190427_145134

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Free Book — for a limited time

My new book has been selling very well — thanks to those who have bought it — and now, thanks to amazon.com, I am able to offer a free copy of “Lincoln, Antietam and a Northern Lost Cause” (Kindle version only) to the first few people who e-mail me to ask for it.  All I ask is that you look on my web-site for my e-mail address, make the request in an e-mail (Subject Line: Free Book: Lincoln, Antietam) and promise that once you’ve read it, you will do a review of it on amazon.com (on the book’s site).  Simple enough.  To remind: here is a picture of the new book:

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New Book On Sale! Low Price for Only a Few Days.

New book on sale!
Amazon.com and I have begun a sale on my new book, “Lincoln, Antietam and a Northern Lost Cause.” It’s now only $3.99, going up to $5.99 in a couple of days, so act fast: Here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00HV4SSWK

Here is a precis: “What if, even after the Union had won the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation, slavery had remained legal in the United States? In this thought-provoking speculative history, written in a “you are there” style using the words of the participants themselves, award-winning Civil War historian Gene Schmiel shows exactly how that ironic and tragic series of events could have happened. He describes how one changed decision at the Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862, could have created a “Civil War butterfly effect” and irrevocably changed American history.”

New Book On Sale! Low Price for Only a Few Days.

New book on sale!
Amazon.com and I have begun a sale on my new book, “Lincoln, Antietam and a Northern Lost Cause.” It’s now only $3.99, going up to $5.99 in a couple of days, so act fast: Here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00HV4SSWK

Here is a precis: “What if, even after the Union had won the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation, slavery had remained legal in the United States? In this thought-provoking speculative history, written in a “you are there” style using the words of the participants themselves, award-winning Civil War historian Gene Schmiel shows exactly how that ironic and tragic series of events could have happened. He describes how one changed decision at the Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862, could have created a “Civil War butterfly effect” and irrevocably changed American history.”

Buy the Books! Autograph Free!

Both of my books are now available via my author’s page on amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00HV4SSWK , but if you want an autographed copy of either or both, in paperback format, just e-mail me at geneofva@gmail.com and I would be pleased to sign it for you and send it out.  Just $25 for either, or $40 for both.  What a deal!

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“Lincoln, Antietam and a Northern Lost Cause” is Published!

This new book, a speculation on “what if” the Union had won at Antietam, yet slavery did not end,  is now available in both ebook and paperback format.

The book is not written in a traditional narrative format, but rather in a “you are there” approach, using the words of the men who were part of this epic drama.

The nation’s foremost Civil War historian, James McPherson, wrote of it, “I enjoyed your new story of a smashing Union victory at Antietam. the capture of Lee, the death of Jackson and Hood, and the end of the war.  I hope you can find a publisher and an audience…I found it fascinating myself.  Thanks for sharing it with me.”

You can follow these developments and buy the book via my amazon.com author’s web-site,

amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00HV4SSWK     

 

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“Lincoln, Antietam and a Northern Lost Cause” is Published!

This new book, a speculation on “what if” the Union had won at Antietam, yet slavery did not end,  is now available in both ebook and paperback format.

The book is not written in a traditional narrative format, but rather in a “you are there” approach, using the words of the men who were part of this epic drama.

The nation’s foremost Civil War historian, James McPherson, wrote of it, “I enjoyed your new story of a smashing Union victory at Antietam. the capture of Lee, the death of Jackson and Hood, and the end of the war.  I hope you can find a publisher and an audience…I found it fascinating myself.  Thanks for sharing it with me.”

You can follow these developments and buy the book via my amazon.com author’s web-site,

amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00HV4SSWK     

 

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