The Source

By Michael K. Shaffer

Welcome to my page on the Civil War News website! Here, we will share links included in "The Source,” my monthly column in the newspaper. Many of the past articles, as well as pieces planned, have links to various online sources. Hopefully, consolidating this information here will facilitate your research endeavors.

A little about your writer.

I am a Civil War historian, author, newspaper columnist, instructor, and battlefield guide, who remains a member of the Society of Civil War Historians, Historians of the Civil War Western Theater, and Georgia Association of Historians. I serve as a Civil War consultant for the River Line Historic Area and the Friends of Camp McDonald. I earned BA and MA degrees, with honors, in Military History - Civil War Studies. Frequently speaking with various groups, and teaching Civil War courses at Kennesaw State University's College of Continuing and Professional Education keeps me busy.

Visitors can click on my logo, shown below, to visit my website. There, one can track my upcoming lectures and courses, request me to speak with your group, or follow me on other social media platforms. Follow me on Facebook or Twitter via the badges shown below. As always, please send suggestions for future "The Source” articles to


Michael K. Shaffer

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