Number 4 (November 1988)

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Americas Civil War, Volume 1, Number 4 (November 1998)

America's Civil War, Volume 1, Number 4 (November 1998)

66 Pages

Page 6
Editorial
by Roy Morris, Jr.

Page 8
Personality
by D. Kent Fonner

Andersonville commandant Henry Wirz paid the supreme price for the squalid Southern prison–but was he responsible?

Page 10
Ordnance
by Peggy Robbins

James Eads’ ironclads challenged Confederate control of the Mighty Mississippi.

Page 12
Commands
by Broeck N. Oder

Kentucky cavaliers, the dreaded “Alligator Horses,” spread fear throughout the entire North.

Page 18
The Blooding Of The Best
by Walter Holden

Union Colonel Edward Cross’s Fifth New Hampshire Volunteers struggled against time in order to build “the bridge that saved the army.”

Page 26
Tumult In The Gaps
by Danny W. Davis

Armed with a copy of Lee’s Lost Orders, Union General McClellan hurried to capture South Mountain’s strategic gaps and trap the Rebel invaders in a deadly vise.

Page 34
Shadows In The Valley
by John F. Wukovits

When John Singleton Mosby’s Partisan Rangers clashed with George A. Custer’s Union Cavalry, the niceties of war were the first casualty. Reprisal and counter-reprisal became the order of the day.

Page 42
Iron Versus Wood
by Joseph Blough

For years the Southern port of Mobile had been a particular bugbear for Union Admiral David Farragut. Now, at last, he was about to enter Mobile Bay and challenge the Confederacy’s last Gulf port. Waiting inside, however, was the ironclad giant, CSS Tennessee.

Page 50
Book Reviews

Page 58
Travel
by Ed Crews

Richmond, Virginia, the Confederate capital, held out until the bitter end.


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