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What Did the Civil War Smell Like?

Chronicle Review photo illustration by Ron Coddington, photo from Library of Congress

October 13, 2014 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

In 1961, Robert Penn Warren wrote, "The Civil War is our only ‘felt’ history—history lived in the national imagination." Now the University of South Carolina historian Mark M. Smith is asking not just how we remember the war—the scars it has...

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