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Jill Spivey Caddell

Jill Spivey Caddell researches and writes about 19th-century American literature and history, with a particular focus on the afterlives of the Civil War. She is also co-director of Commemorative Cultures (, a digital project that maps and interprets Civil War monuments funded by St. Andrews University.

The Confederate States almanac for 1862

On Harvests and Histories

Almanacs from the Civil War era reveal how two sides of an embattled nation used data from the natural world to legitimize their claims to statehood.