‘We Have Stood by the Old Flag’…..22
by Lance J. Herdegen
By 1864, though the Iron Brigade of the West was worn down and shot up, its soldiers were not about to shirk their duty.
Pieces of the Iron Brigade…..30
Relics and photos of the North’s most famous fighting unit.
The Unstoppable Mr. Smalls…..40
by Gerald S. Henig
He fought for the U.S. Navy and served as a congressman. But first he had to escape slavery by hijacking a Confederate steamer.
McClellan’s Missed Opportunity…..50
by Michael C. Hardy
The May 27, 1862, Confederate defeat at Hanover Court House could have spelled doom for the Southern rebellion.
Eyewitness to War…..13
by Michael F. Fitzpatrick
“This is the kind of picnic I like best-marching all day through an enemy’s country.” Oh how Frank Wells of the 13th Connecticut liked the life of a soldier.
by Harry Smeltzer
Civil War blogs: The home of cutting edge research, or simply blather writ online by armchair historians?
Letter From America’s Civil War…..21
A picture of Company I, 7th Wisconsin taken in the fall of 1862 shows greenhorns still naïve to the horrors of war.
1. Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart’s Controversial Ride to Gettysburg by Eric J. Wittenberg and J. David Petruzzi
2. August Willich’s Gallant Dutchmen: Civil War Letters from the 32nd Indiana Infantry translated and edited by Joseph R. Reinhart
3. Germans in the Civil War: The Letters They Wrote Home edited by Walter D. Kamphoefner and Wolfgang Helbich
4. The Devil’s Topographer: Ambrose Bierce and the American War Story by David M. Owens
5. The View From the Ground: Experiences of Civil War Soldiers edited by Aaron Sheehan-Dean
6. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Escort and Staff by Michael R. Bradley
7. The Union Sixth Army Corps in the Chancellorsville Campaign by Phillip W. Parsons
8. The Battle of Hanover Court House: Turning Point of the Peninsula Campaign, May 27, 1862 by Michael C. Hardy
9. This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War by James M. McPherson
10. War’s Relentless Hand: Twelve Tales of Civil War Soldiers by Mark H. Dunkelman
By Thomas M. Hammond
William H. Carney’s grit at the Battle of Fort Wagner earned him the distinction of being the first black American to receive the Medal of Honor.
By fate and physics, two bullets met precisely in midair during the fighting at Spotsylvania Court House.