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The ACW Story, Issue #006 -- Our First Interview!
October 05, 2013

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Issue #6 – Oct 5, 2013

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Welcome to the sixth issue of The ACW Story! Thanks for checking it out, and if you enjoy it don't forget to share it with a friend.

In this months issue, we are excited to share with you our first interview, in which Civil War author and blogger John Banks sits down with us and shares his thoughts on number of Civil War topics. You can check out our new interviews page here. Hopefully this will be the first of many great interviews on American Civil War story.

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Quote of the Month

"May the richest of Heavens blessing rest upon the ladies who so kindly remember us..."

- Henry D Sexton, Issac H Tuller and Martin L. Wadhams

A quote shared with us by John during his interview. These men wrote this as part of letter thanking some ladies for the mittens and stockings they had just received.

Suggested Reading

Here is a selection of books we would recommend if you are interested in reading about the Civil War. The first is written by John Banks, and the other two are good sources to learn more about the Battle of Antietam.

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John Banks Interview

Here is the first question from our interview with John...

1. John, thanks for your time, and welcome to American Civil War Story. Please introduce yourself, and tell us little bit about your blog, John Banks’ Civil War blog, along with anything else you’re up to at the moment.

I am a long-time journalist. I have a journalism degree from West Virginia University. I have worked for three newspapers: the Martinsburg (W.Va.) Evening Journal, Baltimore News American and Dallas Morning News. I now work for ESPN, where I supervise NFL coverage on I seriously started blogging about the Civil War about four years ago. It’s a good release from my real job.

Click here to read the rest of this interview, and thanks to John for taking the time to give such great answers.

Question of the Month!

What Confederate General was shot five times at the Battle of Antietam?

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