Number 2 (May 2007)

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Americas Civil War, Volume 20, Number 2 (May 2007)
America's Civil War, Volume 20, Number 2 (May 2007)

74 Pages

Cover Story

The Mystery of Private Edwin Jemison…..28

by Alexandra Filipowski & Hugh T. Harrington

This vulnerable young private’s face has long been an icon of the Civil War.  For years he was misidentified and the manner of his death remained unknown.

New York Divided…..34

New York City, a bastion of Northern capitalism, had strong commercial and economic links to the Plantation South.

Left Behind at Chancellorsville…..44

by Eric J. Mink

“Stonewall” Jackson’s left arm lies a-mouldering in its own grave, with its own grave marker.

Grant is Dead!…..48

by Mark Grimsley

How would things have been different if Ulysses S. Grant had been killed in 1864?

A Question of Cowardice…..54

by Dennis W. Brandt

Battle and disease posed the greatest threats to Civil War soldiers, but errors by the military justice system also caused casualties.


Telegraph Wire…..7

On the Block…..13


Eyewitness to War…..19

by Tonia J. Smith

In a letter to Robert E. Lee’s son, Jeb Stuart laid out his desire for higher rank and his lack of confidence in one of his senior officers.

Men and Materiel…..23

by James Wudarczyk

A massive explosion rocked Pittsburgh in September 1862.  Something had gone horribly wrong at the Allegheny Arsenal.

Letter From America’s Civil War…..27

The benefits of continuing to research the Civil War are numerous.


1.      Confederate Heroines: 120 Southern Women Convicted by Union Military Justice by Thomas P. Lowry

2.      Antietam: The Lost Order by Donald R. Jermann

3.      The Harp and the Eagle: Irish-American Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861-1865 by Susannah U. Bruce

4.      Triumph and Defeat: The Vicksburg Campaign, Vol. 2 by Terry Winschel

5.      Civil War to the Bloody End: The Life and Times of Major General Samuel P. Heintzelman by Jerry Thompson

6.      Crucible of the Civil War: Virginia from Secession to Commemoration edited by Edward L. Ayers and Gary W. Gallagher

7.      Ambrose Bierce: Civil War Stories (DVD) from Owl Creel Productions


A bullet from the same volley that mortally wounded “Stonewall” Jackson pierced topographical engineer Captain James Boswell’s sketchbook, killing him.


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