“These pieces are just fascinating. This one I actually felt as a blow to my stomach . . . I can’t believe how much I have learned about Civil War period history from these short columns. Thank you!” – Esther Mackintosh, President, Federation of State Humanities Councils
The Civil War Book of Days is a weekly e-mail researched and published by the Vermont Humanities Council. This site contains all entries to date. Here you can search by topic or browse entries by year or month.
With the Civil War Book of Days, the Vermont Humanities Council seeks to tell what may be America’s greatest story — the Civil War — in new, personal, and compelling ways that promote greater and deeper understanding for all. The story is both inspiring and heartbreaking.
VHC marked the 150th anniversary of the Civil War by launching this popular weekly e-newsletter that uses personal letters, poetry, speeches, photographs, news stories, and more to bring events of the Civil War to life exactly 150 years after they happened.