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October 4, 2012

Jones' Civil War article "The Dead of Antietam" published in New York Times

Dr. Terry Jones, professor of history at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, recently had an article titled, "The Dead of Antietam," published in The New York Times. 

"The Dead of Antietam," featured in Times' "Disunion" online Civil War series, sheds light on the role of the Louisiana Tigers—a group of Civil War soldiers—in the Battle of Antietam, and examines battlefield photography taken by Alexander Gardner.

Jones, a native of Winn Parish, has served ULM for more than 20 years as a professor. Jones earned his Ph.D. in history from Texas A&M University.

The Dead of Antietam can be read online at the New York Times' Web site.

For Further Reading

The New York Times has published six other articles by Jones between 2011-2012, and are available for reading on Times' Web site:

The Battle of Baton Rouge (Aug. 2012), discusses the symbolic battle for the fight over the Louisiana capital;

Brothers in Arms (July 2012), details how two units, one Union; one Confederate, fought against each other in 1862 found themselves fighting alongside each other in Iraq;

The Jewish Rebel (April 2012), which delivers an insightful look into the life of Confederate War Department Secretary Judah P. Benjamin;

The Fall of New Orleans (April 2012), which details how Union Flag Officer David Farragut and the Navy won a "stunning victory" that put the Union one step closer to securing the entire Mississippi River;

The Beast in the Big Easy (May 2012), describes Benjamin F. Butler's brutal rule over New Orleans;

Tiger Execution (Dec. 2011), details how two Louisiana soldiers were among the first to be executed in the Civil War;

The Terrifying Tigers (Sept. 2011), tells how Louisiana soldiers in Virginia became famous for both misbehaving and battlefield heroics; and

The Southern Cross (July 2011), which details how Louisiana soldiers gave birth to the famous Confederate battle flag.

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