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It's here! A Mortal Blow to the Confederacy: The Fall of New Orleans, 1862.

The spring of 1862 saw a furious naval battle begin at Forts Jackson and St. Philip. The city entered the Easter season with a sense of dread. The drama that unfolded once the Union fleet and army reached the city was an early harbinger of the dark days to come for the Confederacy.

Sons of the White Eagle in the American Civil War: Divided Poles in a Divided Nation

“The historiography of this unfortunate period of American history has certainly been enhanced by Mark Bielski. The research is impressive.” Stuart McClung, New York Journal of Books

The Stonewall Jackson Conspiracy - Coming next year!

Legendary Confederate general Stonewall Jackson died as a result of friendly fire--or did he?

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Mark Bielski

Mark-Bielski-HeadshotMark Bielski is an historian, author, and the director at Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours. He also hosts the History with Mark Bielski podcast, where he and his guests, experts in their field of study, delve into the characters, backstories and often the intrigues that drove events throughout history.

Mark’s career has involved academics, history and literature, journalism and publication writing as well as corporate management. He received his Ph.D. in History at the University of Birmingham in England, as well as an M.A. and B.A. in English from Georgetown University and Tulane University, respectively.

As the Director at Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours, he is involved in business and educational development, historical guiding, lecturing and itinerary design for tours that primarily involve World War II in Europe and the American Civil War.

Mark lives in New Orleans, where he enjoys the city’s culinary, cultural and musical riches on a daily basis.

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Mark Bielski’s New Book A Mortal Blow to the Confederacy: The Fall of New Orleans, 1862 is Here!

I am excited to announce that my new book, A Mortal Blow to the Confederacy:…

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Civil War New Orleans: Prelude to Conflict

A comparative look at the economic differences between the Confederate states and those of the…