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Walter signed and sold his books at the Civil War & Military Extravaganza at Wheaton, Illinois on Saturday, September 20. The event featured thousands of books and collectibles from not only the Civil War but other eras of American history as well. Click here for event details.


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The Civil War This Week: October 13-19, 1864
Maryland abolished slavery, and Confederates were routed in a key battle in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley... 

The South Carolina Nullification
South Carolina's response to perceived onerous federal taxation led to one of the first major sectional conflicts in U.S. history and helped sow the seeds of war...

The Civil War This Week: Oct 6-12, 1864
Federals ravaged Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, and Republicans scored major victories in early northern elections...

Abraham Lincoln in the Illinois Legislature
Young Lincoln belonged to the Whig Party, which sought to replace the founders' vision of a free market economy with an alliance between government and business that has spawned vast political corruption ever since...

The Civil War This Week: September 29-October 5, 1864
Battles erupted outside Petersburg, Confederates continued their Missouri invasion, and a famed spy perished at sea...

Nat Turner's Murderous Rampage
In 1831, a slave led a bloody revolt that boosted northern calls to abolish slavery and southern calls to take more stringent actions to keep slaves suppressed...

The Civil War This Week: September 22-28, 1864
Confederates were routed in the Shenandoah, and President Lincoln granted a political concession to the Radical Republicans...

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. 

Articles pertaining to American history from the founders' perspective of less government and more liberty

The Year-by-Year History of American Liberty
A comprehensive digest of events in American history (1770-2013) presented from the founders' perspective...

The Year-by-Year History of the Civil War
A comprehensive digest of events related to the Civil War (1848-1877) from the founders' perspective...


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