Saturday, November 08, 2014


"The Civil War in Illinois" is an illustrated softcover work of 184 pages by Mr. Tom Emery, who lives in Carlinville. He is a contributor to multiple Illinois newspapers, and he has lectured on his research to audiences statewide, including many in the Quad-Cities.

His current release is a compilation of the biweekly newspaper column on Illinois in the Civil War that he wrote from August 2011 to May 2014. The columns, which are presented in chronological format in the book, cover all of the leading topics of the Civil War in Illinois, including the top leaders, regiments and issues, the state’s participation in key battles, and life on the homefront.


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