Number 2 (July 1991)

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Americas Civil War, Volume 4, Number 2 (July 1991)

America's Civil War, Volume 4, Number 2 (July 1991)

66 Pages

Page 6
Editorial
by Roy Morris, Jr.

Page 8
Personality
by Ella Anderson

“Crazy Bet” Van Lew was Grant’s Richmond spy.

Page 12
Commands
by Geoffrey R. Walden

Kentucky’s famous Orphan Brigade carved out an unparalleled war record.

Page 14
Ordnance
by Bill Anderson

The South’s runaway economy was one of the North’s most effective “weapons.”

Page 18
Return To The Killing Ground
by Jeffry D. Wert

Bombastic General John Pope tempted fate by returning to the old battleground at Manassas. He thought he had caught Robert E. Lee napping-he was wrong.

Page 26
Contesting Cumberland Gap
by Winfred Partin

For over two years, timid generalship frustrated Union plans to seize strategically vital Cumberland Gap. Had they moved more quickly, the war might have been significantly shortened.

Page 34
Brawling Yankee Brass
by Richard Selcer

Unlike their chivalry-conscious Confederate counterparts, quarreling Northern generals preferred to fight their feuds with pen instead of sword-with one tragic exception.

Page 42
Meteor Of The War
by Albert Hemingway

John Brown’s fanatical scheme to seize the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry and ignite a slave revolt in the South lit, instead, the powder keg of civil war.

Page 50
Book Reviews

Page 58
Travel
by Michael D. Brockway

German Unionists found little “Comfort” in Texas.


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