Bruce Catton

Bruce Catton (1899 – 1978) was the Founding Editor of American Heritage and arguably the most prolific and popular of all Civil War historians. He wrote an astonishing 167 articles for the magazine, and won a Pulitzer Prize for history in 1954 for A Stillness at Appomattox, his study of the final campaign of the war in Virginia.

Catton received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, from President Gerald Ford, in 1977, the year before his death.

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The Corps is supposed to be tough, and is. This often confounds its enemies and sometimes irritates the nation’s other services Read >>
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Montgomery Meigs, like many other vengeful Northerners, fell into an old error: he was convinced of his own innate superiority over a large segment of fellow citizens. Read >>

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