Tag: Historians of the Civil War

Bruce Catton

Born: October 9, 1899Died: August 28, 1978 Ohio connection: Resident Oberlin It was no accident that the most prominent figures in Bruce Catton’s Civil War histories were fellow Midwesterners and personal heroes Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. Born in Petosky, Michigan, Catton attended Oberlin College and became a reporter after serving briefly in the …

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