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This site features the work of Walter Coffey, an author who has written several works of historical fiction and non-fiction, mostly involving the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. Much of the information on this site won't be found in mainstream history books because it is written from the founders' perspective of less government and more freedom.  


The Civil War This Week: Apr 14-20, 1864
Confederates attacked Plymouth, North Carolina, and Ulysses S. Grant ended prisoner exchange...

The Civil War This Week: Apr 7-13, 1864
The Federal Red River campaign bogged down, and controversy erupted over the Confederate capture of Fort Pillow...

The Civil War This Week: Mar 31-Apr 6, 1864
The Federal Red River campaign began slowing, and the U.S. House approved a resolution forever abolishing slavery...

George Washington and Non-Intervention
President George Washington set a precedent of non-intervention in European affairs, a trend that lasted into the 20th century...

The Civil War This Week: Mar 24-30, 1864
Nathan Bedford Forrest's Confederates raided Kentucky, an anti-war riot erupted in Illinois, and the Federal Red River campaign continued...

The Kansas-Nebraska Firestorm
The creation of Kansas and Nebraska in the 1850s resulted in many unintended consequences, including pushing America into civil war...

The Civil War This Week: Mar 17-23, 1864
Ulysses S. Grant assumed formal command of all Federal armies, other Federal departments were reorganized, and the second phase of the Red River campaign began from Arkansas...


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Walter's book, The Civil War Months, has earned numerous accolades:

*  Gold Medalist at
*  Book of the Year Finalist at ForeWord Reviews
*  Book of the Year Finalist at Indie Excellence
*  5-Star Review at

Read more about The Civil War Months, check out the latest reviews, or buy the book here.

Walter's upcoming book, The Reconstruction Years, explores the complex era after the Civil War that became known as Reconstruction.

This work is presented in a year-by-year digest. Scheduled for release early this year, read more about The Reconstuction Years here.

Walter had a great time in Louisiana despite some inclement weather speaking with folks and signing copies of his books at the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Pleasant Hill in Louisiana on Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6. Click here for photos and more details.


Walter thoroughly enjoyed meeting the people of Sealy at the Sealy Spring Picnic on Saturday, April 12. More details coming soon!