Noted Civil War Author Bruce Catton Born This Day 1899

Author Bruce Catton who wrote wonderful histories of the Civil War was born on this day in 1899. He died at age 78 in 1978. From 1961-65 America celebrated the Centennial of the Civil War. During those years Catton published a trilogy of the history of the war- “The Coming Fury” “Terrible Swift Sword” and “Never Call Retreat” For a general history of the Civil War, Catton’s trilogy along with Shelby Foote’s “The Civil War” cannot be beat.

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  1. Bruce Catton was great, His description of the surrender at Appottomax (I’ve probably spelt it wrong) was so much more prpfound and moving than Shelby Foote’s…. I always felt that Bruce Catton put a better case for the North, and Shelby Foote seemed hard put to it to hide his symp[athies for the South!

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