Number 5 (January 1990)

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Americas Civil War, Volume 2, Number 5 (January 1990)

America's Civil War, Volume 2, Number 5 (January 1990)

66 Pages

Page 6
Editorial
by Roy Morris, Jr.

Page 8
Personality
by Bill Welsh

Southern partisan Elijah White led his much-feared “Comanches” in Northern Virginia.

Page 10
Commands
by Thomas Venner

Company L, 35th Tennessee, served the South with honor and dignity.

Page 12
Ordnance
by Henry Kurtz

Sharps rifles were deadly in the hands of Berdan’s Sharpshooters.

Page 18
War’s Last Cavalry Raid
by Chris Hartley

Even as news of Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox reached their camp, vengeful Union cavalry rode out to teach Southern civilians a final lesson in the brutality of “total war.”

Page 26
Battle For Missouri
by George T. Wilson

The fate of Missouri hung in the balance when Union and Confederate troops clashed in the late-winter snow and mud at Pea Ridge, just across the Arkansas border.

Page 34
Heedless Frontal Assault
by Phil Noblitt

William T. Sherman was tired of flanking maneuvers. At summer-scorched Kennesaw Mountain, near Atlanta, he decided to vary his tactics. Battle-wise Confederates waited in their trenches for the audacious frontal attack.

Page 42
The Union’s Bear Flag Defenders
by Kenneth J. Fisher

Despite their great distance from the major battlefields of the Civil War, eager Californians volunteers flocked to defend the Union against pro-Southern elements within their state.

Page 50
Book Reviews

Page 58
Travel
by Bruce L. Brager

At Fort Stevens, the war reached Washington, D.C.


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