Since it is Memorial Day weekend, I was thinking about the Civil War and how the holiday originated. Since 2011, I've posted numerous articles about various Civil War books. You can go to a single link (here) to browse through some of the fanfare. There are articles about the William Tecumseh Sherman "songbook", Ambrose Bierce (the only major American writer who actually fought in The Civil War), and "travel pieces" about various Georgia battlefields highlighted with a review of Barry L. Brown and Gordon R . Elwell's Crossroads in Conflict: A Guide to Civil War Sites in Georgia.